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1889 50C MS66 PCGS....

2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117

 
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Thickly Frosted MS66 1889 Half Dollar
1889 50C MS66 PCGS. Only 12,000 circulation strikes were produced of the half dollar in 1889, plus another 711 proofs. Few business strikes are extant today in such a superior grade as this piece. In fact, only 10 other halves have been so graded by PCGS and none are finer at either service (9/08). This is a snow-white example that has thick mint frost. The devices are fully struck throughout and there are no noticeable abrasions on either side.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24L4, PCGS# 6371)

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