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1879 50C MS67 NGC. The 1879 half dollar is the first in a ...

2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320

 
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Auction Ended On: Jul 20, 2004
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Location: New York, NY
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Superb 1879 Half Dollar, MS67
1879 50C MS67 NGC. The 1879 half dollar is the first in a series of low-mintage issues that extends to the end of the Liberty Seated half dollar type. With the exception of the final year, every issue during this period was from a mintage ranging between 4,400 and 12,000 circulation strikes, each year with a small additional quantity of Proof coins. This Superb example has extremely sharp obverse and reverse details with fully brilliant and untoned satiny surfaces. Population: 6 in 67, 1 finer (6/04).(#6361) (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24KS, PCGS# 6361)

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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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