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1923-S 50C

1996 ANA Signature Sale #163

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 16, 1996
Item Activity: 2 Internet/mail/phone bidders
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Location: Denver, CO
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Exceptional, Upper-End Gem 1923-S Walker
1923-S MS 65 NGC. A seldom seen early Walker. As one might expect, gems are very elusive, and striking definition can also be a problem on this issue with softly impressed coins the norm. The obverse of this piece is fully struck with complete details on the head, hand, and skirt lines. The reverse shows just a bit of highpoint softness along the eagle's right leg and in the center of the breast. The thick, frosted mint luster rolls around each side, unimpeded by even the tiniest abrasions. Lightly toned, this is a superior example that is clearly suggestive of an even higher grade. The final coin in a six-piece consignment of consecutively numbered gems, all certified by NGC and consigned to the ANA by Harold and Jan Kritzman. Population: 15 in 65, only 1 finer (4/96). (NGC ID# 24R9, PCGS# 6586)

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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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