1918 50C Lincoln MS (PCGS# 9320)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 3330
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1918 Lincoln-Illinois Centennial. MS-67 (NGC). This superb Gem 1918 Lincoln-Illinois half dollar should attract wide attention. It is frosty and highly lustrous with warm gold and olive iridescent highlights. The strike is sharp and the surfaces border on perfection. Just four examples of the issue have been certified finer than the present piece by NGC, all of those events at MS-68. Both obverse and reverse have an interesting border. The reverse is somewhat Victorian or classical in its presentation, unlike most 20th century commemoratives.