1954-D 50C MS (PCGS# 6668)

2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366

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Lot Description
1954-D 50C MS67 NGC. The '54-D half is readily available in grades through MS65. It becomes rare above that level, as evidenced by the combined NGC and PCGS population reports that show only twenty pieces graded higher. The MS67 coin offered in this lot is the single highest-graded specimen from either service to date (1/05). As such, it is sure to see spirited competition among connoisseurs of Franklin half dollars. Both sides are awash in radiant luster, overlain by low to medium-intensity multicolored toning consisting of mottled aquamarine, lime-green, yellow-gold, pale-purple, and crimson colors. The design elements are well struck, with the bell lines showing almost full definition. The surfaces are impeccably preserved, reveling no significant contact marks. The coin exudes tremendous all-around eye appeal, and will certainly enhance a high-grade Franklin half collection. Population: 1 in 67, none finer (1/05). From The Stevenson Collection.
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