1945-S Half Dollar, MS63
1945-S 50C Walking Liberty Half -- Struck on an El Salvador 25
Centavo Planchet -- MS63 NGC. Large S. According to the Whitman
reference 100 Greatest U.S. Error Coins, the Walking Liberty half
"is the second-scarcest series for major mint-error coins" with
"only two known that are struck on foreign planchets." The other
such piece, a 1943-S half on a Peruvian half sol, is offered
elsewhere in the present auction as part of the Geyer Family
Collection. The U.S. struck 25 centavos for El Salvador dated 1943
and 1944 (KM-136), and apparently a planchet lodged in a hopper and
ended up struck sometime later between half dollar dies.
Fortunately, its unusual appearance caused it to be set aside prior
to circulation. Lustrous with a hint of tan toning and one small
dig (likely made prior to leaving the mint) above the I in LIBERTY.
Most of the date and mintmark are clear. The rims and portions of
the centers are lightly brought up. Photographed on page 208 of
Mike Byers' World's Greatest Mint Errors.
Struck on an El Salvador 25 Centavo Planchet
From The Geyer Family Collection.
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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