1923-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6586)

September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction

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    Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Lot Description
Frosty with light gold toning. Satin fields rippling with luster. The more matte designs stand out nicely against this finish. No toning outside the periphery, just silver-white color. <BR><BR>For trivia buffs: What was the buying power of a dollar back in 1923? For starters, the daily pay for a Ford factory assemblyline worker (tax-free, remember) was $5 a day. A new Chevrolet roadster, 2 passenger, cost $570.00 in 1923; a "G-E Whiz," desk fan, $10.00; American light porcelain dinnerware, 52 pieces, $19.95; a gas range for the kitchen, $77.00; and a White Mountain brand refrigerator, $49.50. Oh, and for those with a constipated constitution: California prunes, 2 lbs for 24c. <BR>Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,100. <I><BR>The Cypress Estate.</I>
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