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    1870-S Half Dollar, MS63
    Very Rare in Mint State

    1870-S 50C MS63 PCGS. WB-101. CAC. The 1870-S half dollar displays variations in the placement of the mintmark which may be of interest to specialized collectors. This Select example has the mintmark in the area formed by the feather tip and olive stem. The issue is very rare in Mint State in which only 20 coins have been certified by PCGS and NGC combined. Violet and champagne-gold patination displays variations in shade throughout the lustrous surfaces, and the design elements are quite well-impressed. Population: 3 in 63, 4 finer (10/13).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24K3, PCGS# 6329)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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