1926 50C Sesquicentennial MS (PCGS# 9374)

2013 January 9-14 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1181

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    6574
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $18,213.00
Lot Description
1926 50C Sesquicentennial MS66 PCGS. The 1926 Sesquicentennial half dollar was struck to commemorate the 150th anniversary of American independence. The obverse features profiles of George Washington and Calvin Coolidge, the president at the time the coins were issued. The reverse portrays the Liberty Bell. Records indicate 141,120 examples were eventually distributed at the cost of $1 each. Many more specimens were not sold and were returned to the Mint to be melted. The present coin is a delightful Premium Gem, with well-detailed design elements and vibrant mint luster on both sides. A few hints of champagne-gold toning grace the well-preserved surfaces. Population: 8 in 66, 0 finer (12/12).
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