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1921 Alabama Half NGC MS65+ SOLD
1921 Alabama Half NGC MS65+
Although the Alabama Centennial Commemorative Half Dollar is dated 1921, the coin was authorized by Congress in 1920 for a centennial celebration that took place in 1919. Two varieties of this commemorative half were issued: with “2x2” counterstamped into the obverse field and without the “2x2” counterstamp. This example the 1921 Alabama Commemorative Half Dollar without the 2x2 counterstamp has been graded MS65+ by NGC and is encapsulated in the newer-style edge-view holder. The obverse features the images of the first Governor of Alabama, William Wyatt Bibb, and the then current Governor, T.E. Kilby. According to The Official Red Book of U.S. Coins, this coin is the first instance of the use of a living person’s portrait on a United States coin. The reverse of the coin has a really strong looking eagle atop a shield. The coin offered here has quite a bit of bright luster on both sides, but is especially strong on the reverse. Both sides of the coin also exhibit light to medium golden rim toning on both sides which adds to the overall eye appeal of the piece. On the obverse, there are a few small marks on the high points of the portraits which may have limited the grade. The reverse has only a few microscopic marks and is certainly deserving of the plus grade assigned to the coin. There is a small chip in the lower right corner of the plastic holder that is fairly minor and does not affect the integrity of the holder. Overall, this better than gem example of the issue is much better than the typical Alabama Half Dollar.
 
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