1945-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6626)
The June 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1374
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This is a fantastic condition rarity that shows vibrant mint luster, a strong strike and exceptional surfaces. The central luster is frosty and extraordinary--this feature is offset by the delicate blue and russet peripheral toning on both the obverse and reverse. While luster and toning add to the eye appeal, the top and most incredible feature here is the quality of the surfaces. Examination with a strong loupe finds little more than a couple of shallow nicks from brief bag handling, and this stunning half dollar is far and away finer than most collectors will ever encounter. Unsurpassed quality and a delight to behold.