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    1877 Seated Half, PR66+
    Sole Plus-Graded Proof, Finest Certified

    1877 50C PR66+ PCGS. Deeply mirrored fields retain their glassy reflectivity despite rich iridescent border toning that displays shades of aquamarine and tan-gold. The centers are brilliant and the central devices are smoothly frosted for strong contrast with the surrounding mirrors. A needle-sharp strike is fully impressed throughout both sides. The PCGS Plus designation is significant, since there are no numerically finer 1877 proofs at either service, and the present coin is the sole Plus-graded example. Population: 5 in 66 (1 in 66+), 0 finer (5/17). (NGC ID# 27UC, PCGS# 6438)

    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
    July, 2017
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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