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    1908 Barber Half Dollar, PR68
    Low Mintage Date

    1908 50C PR68 PCGS. Only 545 proof Barber half dollars were minted in 1908, making the date difficult to locate in higher proof grades today. The present coin is a virtually unimprovable specimen, with technically perfect surfaces and spectacular toning. The obverse has swirling scarlet and blue hues intermingled with a diagonal streak of brilliance. The reverse is predominantly deep blue, with a patch of brilliance at 6 o'clock. Population: 3 in 68, 0 finer (12/09).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24PC, PCGS# 6555)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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