1919-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6578)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 13208
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Attractively toned with dusky golden-russet around the rims and fields, with the deeper shades at the periphery. The strike is average or so, with localized peripheral softness but Liberty's thumb is clear while her skirt lines on her thigh are blunt. These 1919-D half dollars seldom have sharp strikes, and represent one of the toughest challenges for the date specialist to find. Furthermore, notice the satiny luster and pleasing surface quality, as this is one of the finer examples of this date to come down to us. When found in Mint State, most from this issue have moderate to heavy handling marks and softer strikes than seen here. An important and desirable coin for the date specialist.