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1923-S Half Dollar, MS65+
1923-S 50C MS65+ PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Walking Liberty
series saw intermittent issues after 1921, until regular production
at all three mints resumed in 1934. There were no issues produced
in 1922, and just six other issues were coined through 1933, none
at Philadelphia. The San Francisco Mint struck just under 2.4
million of these coins, the only pieces of the design struck that
year. Quite a number of them survive in lower grades, but few exist
in Gem or finer grades. This splendid Gem has frosty luster and
brilliant, untoned silver surfaces. Population: 54 in 65 (8 in
65+), 10 finer (4/20).
The Only Issue of the Year
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24R9, PCGS# 6586)
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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