1929-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6590)

2009 CSNS PN

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1929-S 50C MS67 PCGS. The onset of the Great Depression this year probably explains why the 1929-D and 1929-S are the most plentiful half dollars from the 1920s in Mint State. With the economic chaos of the stock market crash, many of these coins were likely kept from entering circulation. Despite the abundance of Mint State 1929-S halves, they become very scarce above MS65. This is a surprising, immaculately preserved MS67 example of this seldom-seen issue. It is well struck (for the date) with near full detail evident on Liberty's hand, head, and skirt lines. The mint luster is bright and highly frosted, and the surfaces are brilliant throughout. There are no noticeable abrasions on either side of this Superb Gem. This is the single finest example certified by PCGS; NGC has seen four in 67 (2/09). Ex: Heritage (1/2005), lot 30256. From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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