1917-S 50C Obverse MS (PCGS# 6572)

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4133
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $14,950.00
Lot Description
1917-S 50C Obverse MS65 NGC. The obverse mintmarks on the earliest Walking Liberty half dollars did not last long, as the mintmark location switched to the reverse during 1917, just the second year of production. Higher-grade Mint State examples of the 1917-S Obverse half are scarce, and at the Gem level, this issue of slightly under a million pieces is a condition rarity. While Liberty's branch hand shows typical softness, the rest of the coin is better-detailed with golden overtones gracing subtly frosted silver surfaces. Carefully preserved with a shallow scrape over the word IN on the obverse. Census: 26 in 65, 2 finer (6/12).
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