1923-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6586)

2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1152

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Lot Description
1923-S 50C MS65 PCGS. As the only half dollar struck for circulation on the West Coast from 1922 through 1926, the 1923-S was needed in commerce. As a result, most of the 2 million coins minted immediately entered circulation. We know this because of the large number of circulated examples and the relatively few Mint State survivors that exist today. Well detailed for this condition rarity, with partial definition on the hand and even some on the skirt lines. The head detail is also reasonably sharp on the obverse, and the eagle's feathers are well defined on the reverse. The lustrous surfaces are mostly brilliant with a couple of small toning spots on the reverse. Population: 40 in 65, 8 finer (1/11). Ex: The Joseph C. Thomas Collection, Part One (Heritage, 4/2008), lot 2518. From The Birmingham Collection.
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