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1920-D 50C MS65 PCGS....

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

 
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

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Frosted Gem 1920-D Half Dollar
Impeccable Ice-White Surfaces
1920-D 50C MS65 PCGS. Ex: Dakota Collection. Gem 1920-D Walking Liberty half dollars may not be appreciated outside of series specialists, but the issue is an extremely elusive one on a par with some better-known members of the collection such as the 1919 and 1921. The present Gem example is one of only 41 submissions at this grade level at PCGS, surpassed by only six in MS66 (11/12). Radiant, frosty luster runs over ice-white surfaces that boast superlative eye appeal and few marks of any import. The bold strike over both sides is an added plus, and an interesting die crack appears on the reverse, running from the rim through TE to the top of the wing. For collectors who prefer their coins untoned yet completely original, this is not a piece that will be easily bettered.
From The Western Reserve Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24R4, PCGS# 6581)

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