1920-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6582)

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

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1920-S 50C MS66 NGC. The 1920-S Walking Liberty half dollar boasts a large mintage of 4.6 million pieces. The issue is an available date, in absolute terms, in all grades up to the Gem level. However, in the context of the series, the 1920-S is challenging in MS63 and quite difficult to locate in higher grades. At the Premium Gem level, NGC has certified nine examples, with two finer; while PCGS has graded only four specimens in MS66, with none finer (3/10). The present coin is a lovely Premium Gem, with light wisps of reddish patina covering the otherwise brilliant surfaces. This specimen is well struck for the issue, with noticeable separation of the thumb and forefinger on Liberty's hand. Liberty's head, skirt lines and the eagle's leg all show the softness typical of this issue. Terrific, bright mint frost is present on the devices. As expected from the grade, no mentionable marks are evident.
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