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    1919-S Half Dollar, MS65+
    Condition Rarity and Key Date

    1919-S 50C MS65+ PCGS. CAC. This is an outstanding Gem 1919-S half dollar. This issue is one of the conditional key dates in the series, plentiful in grades up to MS64, but rare any finer. While sharply defined examples are easier to locate than the 1919-D, collectors are advised to choose wisely for a sharp strike, passing on the many other examples that have a poor strike. Consider eye appeal next to select the best possible example, such as the present coin that will delight the fastidious collector. Both sides have sharp design motifs and brilliant silver luster with no toning on either side. Population: 41 in 65 (3 in 65+), 11 finer. CAC: 12 in 65, 3 finer (6/17).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24R2, PCGS# 6579)

    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
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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