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    Elusive Near-Gem, 1915 Barber Half Dollar

    1915 50C MS64 PCGS. Nearly untoned on the obverse, the reverse displays an area of pale russet toning. The well preserved surfaces are at the threshold of a full Gem grade, and the strike is typically bold for this low mintage (138,000 business strikes) issue. The 1915 was extensively hoarded in circulated grades, but Mint State representatives have always been scarce.
    From The Phillip Wertheimer Collection. (#6532) (Registry values: P4, N2590) (NGC ID# 24NR, PCGS# 6532)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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