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1935 50C Spanish Trail, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1935 50C Spanish Trail, MS
Date 1935
Grade MS64
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 9376
Denomination 50C

1935 50C Spanish Trail MS64 NGC. CAC. The steer head on the obverse references Spanish explorer Alvar Nufiez Cabeza de Vasca, whose last name translates to "head of a cow." All 10,000 coins authorized by Congress for sale to collectors were successfully distributed. Another eight coins were manufactured and used for assay purposes. Each side is typically satiny and largely bright silver, although glints of golden toning are present. The exposed areas on these coins generally are a haven for ticks and bag marks, but not on this near-Gem. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15480, realized $1080. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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