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    MS66 1861 Half Dollar
    Extraordinary No Motto Type Coin

    1861 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Slender bands of forest-green and golden-brown enrich the obverse periphery, but this coruscating Premium Gem is otherwise only minimally toned. The surfaces are remarkably devoid of abrasion, and any incompleteness of impression is primarily confined to the forehead curls and the left (facing) claw. The reverse legends are lightly strike doubled. Although 1861 was a tumultuous year, the present piece has remained in high grade throughout the subsequent sesquicentennial. Certified in a green label holder. Population: 14 in 66, 0 finer (9/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24J7, PCGS# 6302)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-Sunday
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