1928-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6588)

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

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    7238
  • Grade:
    MS65
  • Price:
    $8,338.00
Lot Description
1928-S 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. The 1928-S is the last S-mint Walker that can truly be called a condition rarity. While production of half dollars at San Francisco did not increase significantly until the 1940s, the number of Mint State survivors increased dramatically with the 1929-S. The 1929-S and 1933-S issues have more than three times the population of Gems at PCGS and NGC than the 1928-S, despite having lower mintages. This inexplicable occurrence causes the 1928-S to be one of the more elusive coins in MS65 in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. The surfaces seen here are unusually clean and well struck for the issue. The obverse is mostly brilliant with a faint accent of golden at the margin. The reverse is mostly gold, with a touch of blue around the periphery. As one would expect, the skirt lines and hand are weakly impressed, but the head of Liberty is strong. Population: 54 in 65, 6 finer. From The Oliver Collection.
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