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    1920-S Half Dollar, MS65
    Great Color and Luster

    1920-S 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. Although the 1920-S half dollar is somewhat more available overall than the 1920-D in most grades, it is nonetheless quite elusive in the higher Mint State levels, even though there are examples certified up to MS66 at PCGS and NGC (five and nine, respectively), with one MS67 at NGC. This Gem PCGS example is one of 49 submissions at this level, with the aforementioned five finer (6/13). This is a piece with great-looking color and luster, largely silver-white (especially on the lower reverse) with a medium golden-amber cast on both sides. Contact marks are minimal, save for a small nick in the center of the eagle's breast. Some strike weakness through the center high points is typical.
    From The Zack Fluhr Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24R5, PCGS# 6582)


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