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    Iridescent 1898 Half, MS67
    The Finest Certified

    1898 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Contemporary collectors preferred proofs to business strikes, as we have noted from time to time. Since Mint State pieces were generally not saved by collectors, few high grade pieces have survived since the time that they were issued. Nearly 3 million Barber half dollars were minted at Philadelphia in 1898, yet PCGS has only certified 145 submissions in all Mint State grades, and only 21 in MS65 or finer grades, including resubmissions.
    Dale Friend was fortunate to acquire this Superb Gem, the only MS67 certified by NGC or PCGS. It is a sharp, boldly defined piece with frosty silver luster beneath amazing rainbow toning. Mostly light to medium gold is intermingled with amber, lilac, blue, and green, concentrated near the borders. Population: 1 in 67, 0 finer (10/08).
    Ex: Pinnacle Rarities.
    From The Dale Friend #2 All-Time PCGS Registry Set of Barber Half Dollars.
    (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24M3, PCGS# 6480)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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