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1944 50C MS68 PCGS....

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

 
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Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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1944 Walking Liberty Half, MS68
Single Finest Certified at PCGS
1944 50C MS68 PCGS. One would never consider the 1944 Walker to be a rare issue. More than 28 million coins were struck, and the average grade is MS63.8, indicating there are a great many high-grade (MS64 and better) coins available. And yet there are only two examples that have achieved the grade of MS68, this PCGS coin and a single one certified by NGC.
Some coins need a magnifier to appreciate, but not this one. The surfaces are immediately attractive with the bright, satiny luster overlaid with subtle toning. Both obverse and reverse show iridescent pale rose and lilac with light russet on the right side of the obverse. The strike is complete, as one would expect, and there are no mentionable marks (again, as one would expect). Extraordinary eye appeal.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24SC, PCGS# 6621)

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