1919-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6579)

Dallas Signature Sale #407

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Lot Description
1919-S 50C MS67 NGC. This 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. 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 tight 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 fully visible. This issue has received relatively little attention, living in the shadow of its Denver Mint cousin. Sharply struck Gem quality examples of the '19-S Walker are true rarities as most are weakly defined. Most numismatic advisors will recommend that just such a coin, a Gem example with strong design details, be the goal of collectors. The connoisseur will want to consider this Superb Gem example, which offers so much more. Census: 1 in 67, 0 finer (5/06).
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