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1921 50C Missouri 2x4, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1921 50C Missouri 2x4, MS
Date 1921
Grade AU58
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 9331
Denomination 50C

1921 50C Missouri 2x4 AU58 NGC. The Mint set a precedent when it issued two varieties of the Missouri half dollar in 1921. Similar variants in subsequent years would attempt, in the words of Dave Bowers, "to exploit the numismatic market." With a distribution of 9,000 coins, these 2x4 representatives are scarcer than their Plain counterparts. Rich gunmetal-blue, crimson, and gold patina surrounds brilliant centers on the obverse. The reverse is minimally toned. Trace friction occurs over the highest points, including the coonskin cap and frontiersman's cheek. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15464, realized $420. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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