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1870-S Half Dollar, MS62
Scarce in Spite of Substantial Mintage

1870-S 50C MS62 PCGS. CAC. This is an attractive, original example of the extremely scarce 1870-S half dollar. Despite a mintage in excess of one million pieces, survivors are rare at all grade levels. This piece does not match the diagnostics for either WB-101 or WB-102, the only known Wiley-Bugert varieties. The mintmark's position matches that of WB-102, but the upper curve of the S is not weak or missing. A satiny, boldly struck piece with light grayish-olive toning and essentially unabraded surfaces. Population: 3 in 62, 5 finer (6/12).
Ex: Los Angeles Signature (Heritage, 8/2009), lot 1627.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24K3, PCGS# 6329)


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Auction Dates
August, 2012
2nd-5th Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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