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    1914-S Barber Half, MS66+
    Important Registry Set Coin

    1914-S 50C MS66+ PCGS. CAC. The PCGS plate coin. The San Francisco Mint struck 992,000 half dollars in 1914, and the issue is about on par with the 1913-S in terms of rarity. The 1914-S is very rare in Premium Gem condition. PCGS reports just eight coins in MS66, and this is the sole representative to receive a Plus designation for quality within the assigned numeric grade (1/15). Shimmering luster percolates through a thin layer of lavender and golden-orange toning that blankets the mostly brilliant surfaces. The devices exhibit a nearly full strike with just a touch of softness over the eagle's right (facing) talon and arrow fletchings. Close examination fails to reveal any impairments worthy of mention. A remarkable example in all respects and an excellent opportunity for Registry Set specialists.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24NP, PCGS# 6531)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Feb-Mar, 2015
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