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    1921-S Walking Liberty Half, MS62
    Low-Mintage Key

    1921-S 50C MS62 NGC. The record-breaking mintage of silver dollars in 1921 strained the resources of all three operating mints to the limit, resulting in a limited production of Walking Liberty half dollars that year. The San Francisco Mint achieved a modest production of 548,000 pieces, and the Denver and Philadelphia totals were even smaller. Perhaps because contemporary numismatists noticed the smaller mintages, more examples of the P- and D-mint issues were saved, making the 1921-S more elusive than either of its sisters today. In fact, the 1921-S is the rarest issue of the series in Mint State grades.
    The present coin is a well-struck MS62 specimen with a touch of softness on Liberty's head and wreath hand, as always seen on this issue. The lightly marked surfaces display satiny mint luster complementing a few hints of gold and amber toning. Census: 8 in 62, 88 finer (11/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24R8, PCGS# 6585)


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