1919-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6579)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1919-S 50C MS66 NGC. The 1919-S has the highest mintage of the three 1919 half dollars, but it was apparently saved less. It is not as prestigious as the 1919-D, but is still an important and rare coin in the higher Mint State grades. A review of NGC and PCGS population data indicates the numbers of 1919-S half dollars drop significantly at the MS65 level, and again in Premium Gem, where fewer than 20 examples have been seen. A solitary coin is rated MS67. Pastel multicolored toning bathes both sides of this radiantly lustrous MS66 specimen. The strike is sharp overall, including near-complete detail on the branch hand. Well-preserved surfaces reveal just a couple of obverse grade-consistent marks. Census: 8 in 66, 1 finer (3/10).
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