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1923-S Half Dollar, MS64
Seldom Seen in the Better Grades of Uncirculated

1923-S 50C MS64 PCGS. Even though 2.1 million pieces were produced of the 1923-S, it is still a major absolute and condition rarity among early Walkers. This is primarily because it was the only half dollar produced from 1922 through 1926, which placed great demand on these coins for use in the channels of commerce. As a result, only 375 to 500 pieces are believed known today in all Uncirculated grades. High-grade examples are very elusive. This coin has booming mint frost, and the striking details are better than usually seen. The pale golden toning that covers each side has several horizontal streaks of lavender that add even more visual interest.
From The Helen Gates Kirk Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24R9, PCGS# 6586)

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September, 2010
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