1919-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6578)

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5213
  • Grade:
    MS62
  • Price:
    $17,250.00
Lot Description
1919-D 50C MS62 NGC. The 1919-D, while not the lowest-mintage of the Walking Liberty half dollars, is nonetheless one of the most notorious condition rarities in the series. Even at the MS62 level, as seen here, the date is conditionally scarce. This example is uncommonly attractive for the grade. The strike is above-average on Liberty's head, and the thumb on her branch hand is clearly separated, though the eagle's breast has less definition. Light gold and peach patina settles over much of the softly lustrous surfaces. Minimally abraded but with a few small digs in the right obverse field that contribute to the grade.
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