1925 50C Lexington MS (PCGS# 9318)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

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Lot Description
1925 50C Lexington MS67 NGC. A Superb Gem Lexington half dollar is truly a piece to write home about. NGC has never certified a finer example, and PCGS has graded a single MS68. The Lexington-Concord Sesquicentennial half dollar is also known as the Patriot Half Dollar after the inscription that appears on the obverse. The Battle of Lexington and Concord took place on April 19, 1775, the day after Paul Revere made his famous ride. With the Minute Man on the obverse and Lexington's Old Belfry on the reverse, this was one of few commemorative half dollars that marked an historical event of national significance. This impressive piece has fully brilliant and highly lustrous satin surfaces beneath a wispy layer of champagne toning, framed by russet and blue toning at the borders. It is sharply struck, including a sharp leading edge on the belfry, an area that is almost always flat. Census: 10 in 67, 0 finer (4/08).
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