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Remarkable 1891 Seated Half, MS65

1891 50C MS65 PCGS. The 1891 is curiously scarce in Gem condition, even though it is the final year of issue for the Seated design. This is a lovely and obviously original example. The centers are very light in color, in fact almost untoned in many places, while the rims are encircled by thin rings of golden-russet and blue patina. Fully struck in all areas and exhibiting full, satin mint luster. Population: 20 in 65, 8 finer (3/09).
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24L6, PCGS# 6373)


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