1919-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6579)

ANA05 Platinum Night

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Lot Description
1919-S 50C MS65 NGC. Half Dollar production at the San Francisco Mint amounted to 1.5 million coins in 1919. While this is certainly a not overly generous total for the Walking Liberty series, it is the highest mintage of the three 1919-dated issues. As specialists know, however, the 1919-S is considerably more difficult to locate in Mint State than the 1919-P, even though the latter issue has a lower original mintage. This is a technically sound and aesthetically appealing Gem whose fully lustrous surfaces are snow-white and completely untoned. There are neither toning spots nor singularly bothersome abrasions on either side. Although not full, the strike is well above average for a Walking Liberty Half from the California branch mint, and especially for a 1919-S. Solidly graded at the MS65 level with eye appeal to spare. Population: 18 in 65, 8 finer (6/05).
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