1921 50C MS (PCGS# 6583)

2013 January 9-14 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1181

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5708
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $17,625.00
Lot Description
1921 50C MS65 PCGS. All of the celebrated, low-mintage 1921-PDS Walking Liberty halves need no introduction to series specialists. For the uninitiated, we note that the 1921 Philadelphia half dollar, with 246,000 pieces struck, is the second-lowest mintage of the series behind the 1921-D, at 208,000 coins. It is the higher-mintage 1921-S, however, that is generally acknowledged as the absolute rarest overall, despite its 548,000-coin production figure. The 1921 in Gem condition is still rare and quite in demand, although not so elusive as the 1917-S Obverse, the 1919-D and 1919-S, or the other two 1921 issues at that grade level. This MS65 PCGS example shows the bold strike the issue is known for, with a split thumb and much head detail on Liberty. The surfaces are frosty, mostly silver-white with slight pinkish hues. A small dark spot appears near the reverse rim at the ME of AMERICA but few marks occur, consistent with the grade. Population: 53 in 65 (1 in 65+), 4 finer (11/12).
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