1928-S Walking Liberty Half Dollar. MS-65 (PCGS). This is a highly significant coin in a 1928-S half dollar, Uncirculated examples of which are scarce in an absolute sense and typically confined to the lowest grades due to poor striking detail and/or noticeably abraded surfaces. Both sides of this premium quality Gem are silky smooth in appearance with a full endowment of billowy mint frost. Otherwise brilliant, close inspection reveals a light dusting of golden patina. A bit lightly struck in the centers, typical of the issue, were it not for this feature this lovely example would almost certainly have secured an MS-66 grade from PCGS. Alone among 1928-dated issues in the Walking Liberty half dollar series, the 1928-S is scarce to rare in all Mint State grades and more challenging to collect than the 1927-S. This piece offers particularly desirable Gem quality, for the vast majority of survivors of this issue are well worn from extensive commercial use. Just 14 coins have been certified finer by PCGS.