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    1864 50C PR64 PCGS. WB-101. A boldly struck near-Gem with seemingly full definition aside from the eagle's left (facing) ankle. Lightly toned, the devices and legends exhibit mild cameo contrast with the nicely preserved fields. A mere 470 proofs were struck, and perhaps only half of that mintage has survived unimpaired. Population: 57 in 64, 24 finer (12/17).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 6554.
    From The Bayside Collection. Consignor's Note: No coins in The Bayside Collection were submitted to NGC or PCGS for regrading or crossover since the coins were originally purchased by the consignor.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27TR, PCGS# 6418)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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    22nd-27th Thursday-Tuesday
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