1935-S 50C San Diego MS (PCGS# 9371)


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1935-S 50C San Diego MS68 PCGS. The production history of this issue is very interesting. The Act of May 3, 1935 authorized the San Francisco Mint to strike Commemorative Half Dollars for sale at the 1935-1936 San Diego World's Fair. A total of 250,132 pieces dated 1935-S were delivered, but only 70,132 coins were actually distributed. The remainder were melted and recoined into examples dated 1936-D, this under the terms of the Act of May 6, 1936. 150,000 examples of the 1936-D delivery, however, were also melted as unsold, leaving a net mintage for that issue of 30,092 coins. The present representative is one of the three finest certified 1935-S San Diego Half Dollars. As the only example at PCGS (10/02), we cannot overstate the importance of this offering for the Registry Set collector. Like the other coins in this consignment, this lovely Superb Gem possesses solid technical quality for the assigned grade. The surfaces are alive with swirling mint frost that is highlighted by splashes of crimson-orange toning around the peripheries. A nearly abrasion-free survivor with extraordinary eye appeal. From the St. Louis Collection.
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