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1933-S 50C MS66 PCGS. The Great Depression caused the ...

2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 7, 2002
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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MS66 PCGS 1933-S Walker
1933-S 50C MS66 PCGS. The Great Depression caused the Mint to suspend Half Dollar production in 1930, 1931, and 1932. The presses were once again activated in 1933, but only at the San Francisco Mint, where 1.7 million Half Dollars were delivered. The '33-S is an important date as the last of the "early Walkers" (i.e., those dated 1916-1933). Although not common in the preferred Mint State grades, the '33-S is not rare either, and fully struck Gems are obtainable with patience. From the standpoint of luster quality and surface preservation, this is one of the most desirable '33-S Halves that this cataloger has seen. Both sides are untoned with scintillating mint frost. Neither side reveals any conspicuous abrasions, and the obverse is virtually blemish-free. A find for the discerning specialist.
From the Marvin Elkin Collection (the Jon/Lor PCGS Registry Set). (NGC ID# 24RE, PCGS# 6591)

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