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1879 50C PR68 NGC....

2013 January 9-14 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1181

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 10, 2013
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
1879 Half Dollar, Immaculate PR68
Tied for Finest Certified
1879 50C PR68 NGC. Astonishing quality for this low total-mintage issue. Only 4,800 halves were struck for circulation, plus another 1,100 proofs. This low mintage of business strikes has placed a great deal of date pressure on the proofs. This is one of the three finest examples certified, all graded PR68 at NGC (11/12). This especially attractive coin has a different look on each side. The obverse is light, almost brilliant in the center with deeper reddish-golden patina at the margin. The reverse, however, is deep cobalt-blue. The mirrors are deeply reflective, and there are no discernable marks on either side.
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2009), lot 3863, where it brought $14,950.
From The Greensboro Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 27UE, PCGS# 6440)

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