1917-S 50C Reverse MS (PCGS# 6573)

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5164
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $17,625.00
Lot Description
1917-S 50C Reverse MS66 NGC. From a respectable mintage of 5.5 million pieces, the 1917-S Reverse Mintmark half dollar is surprisingly rare in Mint State grades. The issue circulated readily at the time of release, and few examples were saved by collectors. Fewer than 60 specimens are estimated to exist today at or above the Gem level, rare in the context of this series. The present coin is a beautifully preserved specimen, with vibrant luster and an almost unheard-of technical grade for this issue. The centers are minimally toned save for an occasional glimpse of tan. Aside from a touch of weakness at the usual central trouble spots, this is a well-defined Premium Gem that offers amazing visual appeal. A coin that merits careful consideration by the series specialist. Census: 3 in 66, 1 finer (6/12).
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