1919-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6578)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 13207
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Lustrous silver-gray surfaces exhibit bold cartwheel activity and a pale champagne-gold sheen throughout. Pleasing to the eye and mark-free under low magnification -- a truly nice coin that readily meets the expectations of the assigned grade. The strike is about typical for the date, with softness present at Liberty's head and hand. An important date with a <em>Red Book </em>value that escalates dramatically at MS-60 and higher, pushing the date to key date status at those levels. There are never enough nice Mint State 1919-D half dollars to go around it seems, and the demand is always great for choice examples. The present MS-64 example of the date should enjoy intense bidding activity before it finds a new home.