1917-D 50C Obverse MS (PCGS# 6570)

2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130

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Lot Description
1917-D 50C Obverse MS66 PCGS. In addition to its status of one of two D-mint Obverse Mintmark issues in the Walking Liberty set, the 1917-D Obverse Mintmark is also a low-mintage production, made to the extent of only 765,400 coins. The present piece is tied with a small handful of other Premium Gems for the honor of finest certified at PCGS and NGC combined. Even Gem coins are highly elusive and seldom offered. This piece shows mostly untoned silver-white areas remaining on both sides, but there are crescents of intermingled amber and gold hugging the peripheries on both sides. Copious luster bursts forth, complementing a bold strike that encompasses a split thumb on Liberty and good articulation throughout. In particular, the eagle's trailing leg and Liberty's head are much bolder than normally seen, important bonuses for this remarkable coin. Population: 5 in 66, 0 finer (9/09).
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