1919-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6579)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 597
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An essentially brilliant example, faint speckles of toning around the reverse periphery are easily overlooked at most angles. There are very few abrasions in evidence, and characteristic softness to the central highpoint definition might be the only reason why this coin did not secure a near-Gem rating. Trailing only the 1921-S, the 1919-S (just 1.5 million pieces produced) is the second-rarest Walker in terms of total Mint State population.