1901 Half Dollar, MS66
1901 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Friend. This highly attractive
Premium Gem exhibits impressive design definition on the obverse
and reverse motifs. Both sides display softly frosted ivory luster
in the centers, gradually changing to lavender-rose, sky-blue, and
green-gold toward the borders, while the surfaces are almost
Blended Multicolor Hues
Population Data (5/14): PCGS has certified a meager four coins in MS66, with just two finer, while NGC has awarded Premium Gem status to only three pieces, with none finer.
Heritage Commentary: A new obverse hub was introduced in 1901 and is easily identified by the modifications within Liberty's ear. Like many of the so-called "common" dates from this series, the 1901 was produced in ample numbers (more than 4.2 million coins), but Gem or finer survivors are rare.
Provenance: Pinnacle Rarities; Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 2937.(Registry values: N4719)
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24MC, PCGS# 6489)
Weight: 12.50 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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