Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 4

Lot 1248

1927-S Liberty Walking Half Dollar. MS-63. Frosty luster throughout, but with vertical hairlines from a cleaning or other slight mishandling. The central obverse devices are a bit weak, as nearly always seen on San Francisco coins of this era. This is always a coiner's nightmare, if the coining pressure is turned up high for striking coins, the dies quickly crack and break and need to be replaced after coining just a small number of pieces. If the coining pressure is turned down a bit, perhaps the central devices won't be as sharp, but the dies will last far longer. Apparently it was the policy of San Francisco to strike coins with a bit less pressure than either Philadelphia or Denver during most of the 1920s, as well struck coins from that mint are the exception, while slightly weak centered coins are the rule.

Realized $1,093

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