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Stone-White MS66 1886 Half Dollar
5,000 Pieces Struck

1886 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ongoing prodigious mintages of silver dollars led to scant emissions of minor silver coinage during the 1880s. The commercial 1886 half dollar has a production of just 5,000 pieces, likely issued solely to protect the corresponding proof issue from contemporary speculation. This is a brilliant and lustrous Premium Gem with a pristine reverse and only minuscule contact on the obverse field. Population: 5 in 66 (1 in 66+), 2 finer (6/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KZ, PCGS# 6368)

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August, 2012
2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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