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    Memorable 1901 Barber Half Dollar, MS67
    Sole Finest of the Issue at PCGS

    1901 50C MS67 PCGS Secure. CAC. Ex: Duckor/Price. Both dies are perfect with no evidence of die cracks or other defects, although the obverse is a worn die with flowlines to the border. Although slight weakness is evident in the hair details on the obverse and among the feathers on the reverse, this Superb Gem is sharper than most.
    The highly lustrous surfaces have frosty mint brilliance beneath deep gold and gray-brown toning, with accents of peripheral lilac, blue, green, and yellow. The reverse periphery has brighter color than the obverse, with violet and rose at the center. This example is, in all likelihood, the finest business strike 1901 half dollar surviving from a mintage of more than 4 million coins.
    Dr. Duckor purchased this coin at the Price sale and never found a suitable upgrade. When David Akers cataloged the Price Collection, he noted the importance of the conditionally rare coins: "This was one of the last Half Dollars added to Dr. Price's Collection. The reason for this is simple; in years of searching, he was never able to find a really high quality piece with the toning and eye appeal that he wanted. This long search for a Gem 1901 conclusively proved to me what I had long felt to be the case, namely, that this date and the other Philadelphia Mint issues from 1902-1905 are decidedly rare and undervalued." Population (6/10): MS66 (5); MS66+ (0); MS67 (1).
    Ex: Dr. Thaine B. Price (David Akers, 5/1998), lot 151.
    From The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Barber Half Dollar Collection.
    (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24MC, PCGS# 6489)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    11th-15th Wednesday-Sunday
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