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    1915-S Panama-Pacific Fifty, AU Details
    Classic Commemorative Key

    1915-S $50 Panama-Pacific 50 Dollar Round -- Tooled -- PCGS Genuine. AU Details. The Pan-Pac fifties in round and octagonal variants represent a roadblock for most collectors wishing to complete a classic commemorative type set. The coins had small distributions of only 483 and 645 pieces, respectively, stunted by a high original purchase price of $100 apiece at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915. The appeal of the coins transcends their key-date status in the series, as they showcase a type of neoclassical artistic merit that is unseen on most other United States coinage, as well as a heft and bulk that only Pan-Pac fifties and Gold Rush-period Assay Office slugs can offer.

    The present coin, designated AU Details by PCGS, is among the few round Pan-Pac fifties that can be considered the "affordable" examples of the issue. Faint tool marks and hairlines in the fields accompany unnaturally bright luster, preventing a numeric grade, although the coin is still pleasing to the unaided eye. A few tiny ticks on the obverse serve as pedigree markers.


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

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