1936-S 50C Cincinnati MS (PCGS# 9285)

2008 December Houston, TX Signature Coin Auction #1118

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    1584
  • Grade:
    MS67
  • Price:
    $10,925.00
Lot Description
1936-S 50C Cincinnati MS67 NGC. The Cincinnati halves of 1936, infamous among classic silver commemoratives for their dubious justification and extortionate initial distribution, have a less-known side as conditionally challenging issues. While most commemoratives of the 1930s are readily available even at the Superb Gem level, the Cincinnati pieces are condition rarities so fine. The S-mint one in particular is extremely elusive, with just three MS67 coins in the combined certified population and none finer (10/08). The present piece, immensely lustrous and well-defined, displays rich, dappled reddish-orange patina across most of the obverse. By contrast, the reverse is minimally toned.
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