1945-S 50C MS (PCGS# 6626)

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

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Lot Description
1945-S 50C MS67 PCGS. The 1945-S Walking Liberty is probably a somewhat overlooked issue in the series, since it suffers from comparisons with more illustrious dates such as the 1941-S and 1942-S. But at the Superb Gem level of the present piece it is nearly as rare as those coins, and it is much more elusive than the 1943-S. For example, PCGS has certified this piece as one of only four in MS67, with none finer, while the 1943-S has 25 at that level. (The 1941-S and 1942-S have six and one, respectively, in MS67.) This coin is untoned silver-white, with pristine, reflective surfaces. Although a fully struck 1945-S likely does not exist, this piece shows at least some separation at the thumb, and a good if not full strike elsewhere. Some fuzzy marks on the reverse slab are not on the coin. Population: 4 in 67, 0 finer (12/09).
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