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1879 50C MS67 NGC....

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

 
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Auction Ended On: Apr 29, 2010
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The Midwest Airlines Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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Flashy MS67 1879 Half Dollar
1879 50C MS67 NGC. Of the 4,800 business strike half dollars coined in 1879, the limited number of Superb Gem survivors never fail to excite bidders when they appear at auction. In addition to unqualified technical superiority, this coin's desirability is enhanced by beautiful golden-brown and aqua-blue target toning that circles the borders on each side. Pinpoint striking details are seen throughout and there are no obvious or distracting abrasions. A beautiful coin that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Census: 2 in MS67 , one piece is numerically finer, an MS68 (3/10).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24KS, PCGS# 6361)

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