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1916'S' Choice Brilliant Uncirculated

From Stack's October 2006 New York Auction, Session 1 on Oct 17, 2006

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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The George Byers Collection of U. S. Half Dollars, 1795-1964 United States Half Dollars United States Walking Liberty Half Dollars

1916'S' Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to the Gem category. Another radiant coin which...1916'S' Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, with claims to the Gem category. Another radiant coin which boasts the satiny lustre peculiar to the first two years of this design. Generally bright white, with a trace of a fingerprint and a scattering of minute dark russet specks on both sides. The strike is quite sharp, with good definition on Liberty's thumb, skirt lines and the eagle, although a few breast and leg feathers lack fullness on their highest points. Identifiable by a reeding nick on the rock beneath the eagle's back claw. One of the more difficult issues to find so well struck, as the San Francisco Mint generally used less striking pressure during the coining process to extend die life. An impressive example of this date and mint.

Lot # 1393 Session 1
Hammer Price: $1,600.00

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