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    1883 50C Hawaii Half Dollar MS 62 NGC. An interesting coin from the island of Hawaii, issued only in this year by King Kalakaua I. Struck by the United States mint at San Francisco. Originally 700,000 half dollars were struck, but 612,245 were recalled and melted, thus making this a scarce issue. Violet and golden toning overall, there are a few small surface marks and abrasions that account for the grade. (NGC ID# 2C5B, PCGS# 10991)

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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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