1926 50C Sesquicentennial MS (PCGS# 9374)

2010 June Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1140

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Lot Description
1926 50C Sesquicentennial MS66 NGC. CAC. Both the Sesquicentennial half dollar and quarter eagle were struck in low relief. The original design for the half dollar, by Mint chief engraver John Sinnock, was rejected by the overseeing authority of the Sesquicentennial Association, which had the audacity to submit design sketches from a local attorney for translation into models. Most of the 1 million-plus half dollars subsequently coined went unsold and were melted. This Condition Census example offers outstanding mint luster, with pale rose, lilac, and yellow iridescent toning over each side. The surfaces are remarkably clean and attractive. Census: 17 in 66, 0 finer (4/10).
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