1927-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6587)

2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128

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Lot Description
1927-S 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. The 1927-S was the first half dollar issued in four years with the exception of commemoratives. While most of the early half dollars were not needed for commerce, the expanding economy of the late 1920s necessitated the resumption of the denomination. Due to the sudden increase in demand, the vast majority of 1927-S halves were poorly struck and saw extensive circulation. Thus, while easily located in most grades, the 1927-S is scarce in high grades and truly rare in Premium Gem. Mottled lavender and rose-gold patina enhances the surfaces of the present coin. The strike is above-average with only a touch of weakness on the central devices. A couple of tiny handling marks are nearly imperceptible without magnification. Impressive satiny luster enhances the eye appeal. Population: 6 in 66, 0 finer (6/09).
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