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    1919-D Half Dollar, MS64
    Above-Average Strike
    Rarely Offered in Finer Condition

    1919-D 50C MS64 PCGS. CAC. The 1919-D is the rarest Walking Liberty half dollar in Gem condition, and it is scarce even at the Choice grade level. This issue is also weakly struck more often than not, contributing to its rarity in high grade. The present near-Gem is above-average in that regard, showing partial thumb separation on Liberty's branch hand and moderate head detail. Incomplete definition is still visible on Liberty's thigh and the eagle's trailing leg. A few light marks in the right obverse field prevent Gem assessment but are not bothersome. Just left of Liberty's figure, in the field, a small bluish toning spot serves as a pedigree marker, but the coin is otherwise virtually brilliant, showing just a hint of iridescence overall. An outstanding example of this condition key in the Walking Liberty half dollar series. There are only 12 finer submissions at PCGS (7/19).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24PZ, PCGS# 6578)

    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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    Auction Dates
    September, 2019
    5th-8th Thursday-Sunday
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