1919-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6579)

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

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1919-S 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. In his reference Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars, Jeff Ambio writes: {blockquote}"I really like the 1919-S in MS-65. Such coins are decidedly rare in an absolute sense, but enough exist that you should be able to acquire an attractive piece after a year or so of diligent searching."{/blockquote} Although the present Gem is shy of a full strike, enough of Liberty's thumb is still visible to ensure interest from specialists who have been searching for just the right coin. This piece has excellent luster and frosty surfaces, with light champagne toning on the obverse and heavier iridescent toning on the reverse. Population: 38 in 65, 11 finer (7/11). Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2008), lot 1402, which brought $18,400; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2008), lot 956, which realized $18,400. From The Oliver Collection.
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