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    Sharp Gem 1923-S Half Dollar, MS66 PCGS

    1923-S 50C MS66 PCGS. Even though the master dies were altered slightly in 1923 to make the lines in Liberty's gown deeper and more clearly defined, the change did not necessarily lead to more fully struck coins in this year. In fact, sharply defined '23-S Halves are very much the exception and not the rule. The Gem offered here combines a sharp (but not full) strike with equally impressive luster and surface quality. Hints of speckled golden-gray and lilac color partially overlay each side. One horizontal contact mark is mentioned on Liberty's knee. Population: 10 in 66, 2 finer (3/04).
    From the Nicholas Collection. (#6586) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24R9, PCGS# 6586)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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