1926 50C Sesquicentennial MS (PCGS# 9374)

2009 August Los Angeles, CA US Coin Auction #1128

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2158
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $8,625.00
Lot Description
1926 50C Sesquicentennial MS66 NGC. An enormous number of Sesquicentennial halves--1 million pieces to be exact--were minted as per the Congressional authorization. As anyone who casually studies the classic commemorative series could guess, the vast majority of that number went unsold and was melted. Ultimately less than 15% of that number was actually issued, although that was still a significant quantity. Nonetheless, the dies were engraved in very low relief and it is rare to find high grade, boldly struck examples. Neither NGC nor PCGS has certified any pieces finer than the present coin (6/09). Deep purple toning on the rims and surrounds the light gold centers. The strike is above-average and nearly all of the letters on the Liberty Bell are clearly defined. Eye-catching luster enhances the great eye appeal.
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