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    Gem 1900-S Barber Half, An Overlooked, Yet Important Condition Rarity

    1900-S 50C MS65 NGC. The 1900-S was produced to the extent of 2.5 million pieces, a decent number of which were shipped to the Philippines at the time of issue. Although many examples have since been repatriated, they are generally poorly preserved with evidence of cleaning. Despite these facts, the true high grade rarity of the 1900-S has yet to be fully appreciated. This satin finished Gem is bathed in olive-copper iridescence that yields to orange-russet, powder-blue, and/or silver-gray hues around the margins. Neither the striking quality nor the surface preservation are worthy of criticism. Both major grading services report just eight coins in MS65, and there are just four pieces finer (7/02). This lot includes an NGC Photo Proof.
    From the John Adams Collection. (NGC ID# 57PC, PCGS# 6488)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2002
    26th-28th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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