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    1920-D Walking Liberty Half, MS66
    Condition Census Registry Candidate

    1920-D 50C MS66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The 1920-D Walking Liberty half dollar is a better date in Uncirculated condition, slightly scarcer overall than the San Francisco coin of this year and significantly scarcer than the Philadelphia. The finest the 1920-D is usually available is MS65, and even those pieces are seldom available. Premium Gems such as the present are rarities, and none are reported finer at PCGS or NGC (9/20). The Simpson MS66 coin is within the Condition Census of this issue. Impressive strike sharpness characterizes the eagle's often troublesome trailing leg feathers and Liberty's branch hand and head. A tint of light russet-gold toning warms the satiny surfaces, and no distracting abrasions are seen, especially in the fields. We have only seen two other Premium Gem 1920-D half dollars since we last handled this piece in the 2005 FUN Signature. Population: 7 in 66 (1 in 66+), 0 finer (9/20).
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4-5/2009), lot 2509; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2010), lot 467; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 30244.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24R4, PCGS# 6581)

    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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