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    Gem 1892 Barber Half Dollar With Original Toning

    1892 50C PR66 NGC. This captivating Gem should endear itself to collectors who value originality as well as technical quality. The surfaces have acquired a blanket of lavender-gray patina that yields to a swath of deeper color over the upper reverse. Bright, iridescent colors are evident beneath this outward toning scheme, as are modest reflective tendencies in the fields. A boldly defined example for the first-year type collector. (NGC ID# 24NU, PCGS# 6539)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    August, 2001
    6th-11th Monday-Saturday
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