1919-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6578)

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

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Lot Description
1919-D 50C MS64 NGC. The 1919-D is the rarest coin in the Walking Liberty half dollar series in grades above MS65. In his new book Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Jeff Ambio estimates only 10-15 examples survive at this level, with a single MS66 coin known. Because of the huge jump in price between MS64 and MS65 coins, Ambio recommends premium quality MS64 as a sensible buy for this issue. The present coin has all the elements of a high end MS64. The strike is far above average with sharp detail on Liberty's gown up to the knee. Liberty's hand is strongly outlined and the peripheral elements are crisp. Liberty's head is weak, as almost always seen. There is strong detail on the eagle's breast feathers. Intense luster complements the strong strike. The surfaces are brilliant and free of distracting abrasions. Superior eye appeal for this date.
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