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1887 50C MS67 PCGS....

2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117

 
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Splendid 1887 Seated Half Dollar, MS67
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1887 50C MS67 PCGS. This later Seated half dollar issue had a low mintage of 5,000 pieces, and survivors are rarely found at the Superb Gem level of preservation. In fact, each of the major grading services (NGC and PCGS) has certified a mere four coins at MS67, with none seen any finer at either company, as of (7/08). Intensely frosty with gorgeous, light original toning near the borders. The devices are crisply defined throughout, including the often-weak head of Liberty, as well as the eagle's talons and arrow fletchings. A more splendidly attractive example of the 1887 Seated half dollar is difficult to imagine. (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24L2, PCGS# 6369)

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