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    1871 50C MS62 NGC. CAC. WB-103. Repunched First 1. This fifty cent piece displays crisp repunching above the base of the 1, and the diagnostic die line is apparent between the denticles and the left upright of the M on the reverse. The devices are sharp on both sides, adding to the appeal. The fields are bright and prooflike and sparkle even beneath the rich overlay of golden-brown toning that covers each side, deepening to russet and blue at the margins. Census: 15 in 62, 39 finer (6/12).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 10/2001), lot 6855.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24K4, PCGS# 6330)

    Weight: 12.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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