1893 50C Columbian MS (PCGS# 9297)

2012 April 18-22 US Coins & Platinum Night CSNS Signature Auction- Schaumburg #1169

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1893 50C Columbian MS67 PCGS. CAC. The 1893 Columbian half dollar, thanks to a mintage of more than 1.5 million pieces, is readily available in grades through MS65 and even for a price in MS66. (Due to a practice of putting unsold coins in circulation, it is also available in much lower grades as well.) At the Superb Gem level, though, the date emerges as a condition rarity; this is one of just nine examples of the 1893 issue certified by PCGS with no Plus-graded or numerically finer pieces in the Population Report (8/11). The coin itself is intensely lustrous and cartwheeled under a layer of rich patina, gold-gray and orange with aqua and cerulean border elements. Well-impressed devices are practically mark-free with subtly frosted texture.
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