1917-D 50C Reverse MS (PCGS# 6571)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
  • Grade:
  • Price:
Lot Description
1917-D 50C Reverse MS65 NGC. While the 1917-D Reverse half has more than twice the mintage of its Obverse counterpart, the Reverse variety is far more elusive in Mint State. According to the NGC Census Report, that firm has graded just 18 examples of the 1917-D Reverse in MS65, compared with 29 representatives for the Obverse variant (4/08). Series enthusiasts covet conditionally rare Gems, such as the present piece. Its overall definition is above-average, with a pleasing strike on Liberty's head and hands. Luminous, slightly satiny surfaces shine beneath delicate gold and silver-blue toning. Aside from a tiny flaw on the leftmost fold of Liberty's gown, this piece is essentially unmarked and undeniably appealing.
View the Original Auction