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    1888 Two and a Half, MS66
    None Numerically Finer at PCGS

    1888 $2 1/2 MS66 PCGS. Jewel-like surfaces coruscate with frosted mint luster to earn the rarely encountered Premium Gem designation, an honor bestowed on just half a dozen 1888 quarter eagles by PCGS. Only one or two tiny marks and grazes disturb the vibrant, blond-gold fields and devices. The dies clashed, but not to the detriment of a sharp strike, which shows only slight incompleteness at the central shield stripes and the eagle's exposed leg. Population: 6 in 66 (2 in 66+), 0 finer (7/17).(Registry values: P2)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25LC, PCGS# 7840)

    Weight: 4.18 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
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