1927-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6587)

2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328

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Lot Description
1927-S 50C MS66 * NGC. Only 2.3 million pieces were struck of the 1927-S half, making it one of the premier strike and condition rarities in the Walking Liberty series. Apparently most of the mintage entered the channels of commerce, as this issue is only really common in grades below the XF level. This is the finest 1927-S we can remember having ever handled. Very sharply struck on all the main devices--there may be a better struck example somewhere but we haven't seen it. This issue is also well known for its fulsome luster, but again, this coin shows the thickest mint frost imaginable, which is aided even more by die striations in the fields. As one might infer from the grade, this piece is also uncommonly clean. This is the only coin to have been so graded by NGC, and PCGS has only certified four pieces, none are finer at either service (4/03). From the John H. Dabbert Collection.
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