1919-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6578)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4299
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1919-D Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-64+ (PCGS). CAC. Offered is a sparkling example of one of the greatest condition rarities of the series. Gems are virtually impossible to obtain, as PCGS reports a mere 11 grading events at the MS-65 level and a single coin finer. The rich lustrous fields show a light veil of golden-rose toning, primarily around the rims, with the overall appearance that of bright silver. The strike is sharper than average, with Liberty's thumb just defined, but soft on her skirt lines and head, along with the trailing leg of the eagle, all par for the course on this issue. The mintage of 1,165,000 pieces apparently entered circulation and not many were saved, especially at this grade level. Such amazing quality deserves an amazing price, so be prepared to bid accordingly if you expect to capture this exceptional 1919-D Walking Liberty half.