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    1936-S Half Dollar, MS67
    Silver-White, Untoned Example

    1936-S 50C MS67 PCGS. Although the 1936-S Walking Liberty half dollar is seen more frequently than earlier S-mints in the series, it is seen in Gem condition far less often than some issues such as the 1937-S or 1940-S. Superb Gems such as the present piece are quite rare, and even Premium Gem 1936-S halves are seldom seen. This silver-white example shows no trace of patina on either side, with frosty luster and excellent eye appeal over surfaces that are essentially immaculate. The head of Liberty is a bit on the soft side, but elsewhere the strike is strong, including the eagle's feathers on the reverse. One of the few finest survivors of the issue. Population: 8 in 67, 0 finer (4/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24RP, PCGS# 6600)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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