|Title||1921 50C Missouri 2x4, MS|
|Service Catalog #||9331|
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.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|