1921-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6585)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 599
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One of the most important and eagerly sought issues in the Walking Liberty Half Dollar series of 1916-1947, the 1921-S is the rarest coin of its type in terms of total number of Mint State examples believed extant. This ranking is per Jeff Ambio in the book <em>Collecting & Investing Strategies for Walking Liberty Half Dollars</em> (2008), who accounts for only 150-210 Mint State survivors from a mintage of just 548,000 pieces. A minimally abraded Choice Unc, this particular example combines iridescent champagne-gold obverse toning with softer light-silver tinting on the reverse. Both sides reveal little in the way of significant abrasions, although some muting to the luster helps to confirm the MS-63 designation. A bit lightly struck in isolated areas of the design, as almost always seen in examples of this very challenging issue. Sure to have no difficulty finding its way into an advanced Walker set.