1919-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6578)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1476
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A satiny and lustrous specimen with warm gold, peach, and champagne iridescence throughout. The strike is soft at the design centers, not an unusual occurrence for the date. The 1919-D half dollar escalates rapidly in price as grades rise. For instance, the <em>Guide Book </em>value for the date doubles from EF to AU ($825 to $1,675), then <em>triples</em> at MS-60, then <em>triples</em> again at MS-63. This attractive MS-62 offers a nice meeting point between high grade and reasonable (in this context) value.