1919-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6579)

2009 CSNS PN

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Lot Description
1919-S 50C MS67 NGC. When we last offered this Superb Gem, we wrote that it is the single finest 1919-S Walker that has been certified by NGC, and it is numerically finer than any example ever certified by PCGS. That statement remains true today, nearly three years later. Both sides of this Superb Gem are fully brilliant with highly lustrous surfaces. Light ivory color is accented by wisps of gold and iridescent toning, especially right along the borders on each side. A few tiny abrasions are visible in the right obverse field, but the surfaces are essentially flawless. It is sharply struck, as well. The upper skirt lines in Liberty's flowing gown are weakly defined as always, yet the thumb on her branch hand is boldly visible. This issue has received relatively little attention, living in the shadow of its Denver Mint cousin. Sharply struck Gem or finer quality examples of the 1919-S Walker are true rarities, as most are weakly defined. Most numismatic advisors will recommend that just such a coin, a lovely Gem example with strong design details, be the goal of collectors. The connoisseur will want to consider this Superb Gem example, the only one of its kind, which offers so much more than a "mere" Gem. Census: 1 in 67, 0 finer (2/09). Ex: Heritage (5/2002), lot 13619; The Robert Moreno Collection (Heritage, 7/2005), lot 10014; Heritage (11/2005), lot 2168; Heritage (7/2006), lot 2498. From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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