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1917-S 50C Reverse MS66 PCGS. The mintage of the 1917-S ...

2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346

 
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Auction Ended On: May 6, 2004
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Challenging 1917-S Reverse Half Dollar MS66
1917-S 50C Reverse MS66 PCGS. The mintage of the 1917-S Reverse Walking Liberty far exceeds that of its obverse mintmark counterpart and it is seen with much greater frequency in lower Mint State grades. In Gem and better condition, however, both issues are particularly scarce. In fact, the number of 1917-S Reverse Half Dollars certified in MS66 by the two major services can be counted on two hands with a few fingers to spare. A quick check in our auction archives indicates that we have never offered an example that exceeded MS65. The coin offered is certainly deserving of its elite status. The impeccable surfaces exhibit a bright, frosty-white sheen and equally impressive sharpness. Surface marks are not only minimal, but trivial as well. Just a spectacular coin for the connoisseur of Walking Liberty Halves. Population: 7 in 66, 0 finer (2/04).
From the Nicholas Collection. (#6573) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24PU, PCGS# 6573)

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