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    1977-D Half Dollar, MS62
    Struck on a 40% Silver Planchet
    Rare Transitional Alloy Error

    1977-D 50C -- Struck on a 40% Silver Planchet -- MS62 PCGS. 177 gn. The 40% silver alloy, a holdover from the 1965 debasement, was supposed to have been struck for the final time on the 1976-S Bicentennial half dollar and Ike dollar. Murphy's Law ensured that a very small quantity of misplaced or leftover 40% silver planchets ended up between dies for the next year's coinage. Lustrous, lightly toned, sharply struck, and well preserved.

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

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2014
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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