1928-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6588)

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

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1928-S 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Charles Schultz. The half dollar was once the most widely used silver coin in day-to-day transactions, eclipsing even the silver dollar for the majority of its existence -- a stark contrast to today, when halves are struck solely for mint sets and proof sets. Because of this, the vast majority of half dollars saw long periods of circulation, and most are seen in low grades (Good through Very Fine). The 1928-S half was no exception, and most of its nearly 2 million-coin mintage went into circulation and stayed there for decades. Thus this issue, while easily located in low circulated grades, becomes scarce in Extremely Fine and rare in Mint State. There are a number of collectors who desire high-grade examples, but simply not enough survivors to meet demand. This impressive MS65 representative is certain to be prized by a serious collector. The strike is sharp on the obverse, less so on the reverse. Both sides glow with mint frost, and the coin's original brilliance is surrounded by faint gold at the rims. From The Oliver Collection.
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