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1920-S Half Dollar, MS65
1920-S 50C MS66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The high-profile key-date
issues of 1921 tend to overshadow other condition rarities in the
Walking Liberty half dollar series, especially the 1920-S. In Gem
and better condition, the 1920-S is every bit as scarce as the
1921, despite having more than 17 times the production total. This
San Francisco issue circulated extensively and is mainly seen only
in worn condition today. In Mint State, it is a challenging
acquisition at all grade levels.
Underrated, Conditionally Scarce
This Gem example is frost-white and beautifully preserved, with clean, vibrant fields. Typical strike softness affects Liberty's branch hand and the eagle's trailing leg, but this is true of most 1920-S halves. This is easily one of the most attractive Gem examples of this date that we have handled. Population: 55 in 65 (4 in 65+), 8 finer (4/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24R5, PCGS# 6582)
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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