1917-D 50C Reverse MS (PCGS# 6571)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2244
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Bold cartwheel luster and a hint of pale champagne-gold iridescence enliven both sides of this satiny Gem half dollar. The strike is nearly full and the eye appeal is substantial for the assigned grade. Some prooflike reflectivity can be seen in the deeply protected design areas. The second of two mintmark placements for the date -- in 1916 and on certain 1917 issues the mintmark position was on the obverse, but later in 1917 the mintmark was moved to the reverse, where it remained through the end of the design type in 1947.