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    1949 Half Dollar, MS67 Full Bell Lines
    Tied for Finest at PCGS and NGC
    Major Condition Rarity at This Level

    1949 50C MS67 Full Bell Lines PCGS. CAC. The 1949 Franklin half dollar was a well-produced and well-saved issue. Sharply struck Full Bell Lines representatives can be found in MS64 and MS65 grades without trouble, and while Premium Gems are scarce, they remain entirely within reach for a majority of collectors. None of that is true for Superb Gems, which are major condition rarities. Only four coins are so graded at PCGS with another example at NGC. Two of those five submissions have received green CAC stickers, including this one (5/19).

    Speckled blue, gold, and mauve toning fails to subdue the frosty underlying mint brilliance. Each side displays a complete impression, and marks are limited to a couple of tiny ticks on the bell that are nicely concealed beneath the delicate patina. A wonderful coin for Registry purposes.(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24ST, PCGS# 86653)

    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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