1917-S 50C Reverse MS (PCGS# 6573)
The November 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 2445
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Stunning quality for the specialist as this date is quite rare in gem grades, especially so with a bold strike on Liberty's hand. The surfaces are of immaculate quality, with the expanse of field and device remarkably free of contact marks. A strong loupe will find a nick or scuff here and there, but all are of minor annoyance, thus the high eye appeal is retained. The Walking Liberty half specialist knows how difficult these early mintmarked dates are to obtain at the gem or finer level, and such exceptional quality should be pursued whenever offered. Certainly in the top 100 survivors of the date, and a splendid example for the date specialist.