1952 50C Washington-Carver MS (PCGS# 9434)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 3385
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This piece is phenomenally toned, the obverse with a blush of steel-rose color in the center that blends nicely with charcoal-blue patina toward the rim. On the reverse we see equally rich patination in silver-olive and pale-gold hues. The luster remains full and vibrant, and the surfaces have survived the passage of time without acquiring any grade-limiting abrasions. Rare with this kind of quality and eye appeal!