Elusive 1873 Open 3 Seated Half Dollar1873 50C Open 3 VG8 NGC. A rarely offered Seated Liberty half dollar issue with perhaps fewer than 50 pieces accounted for in all grades. This is a balanced gunmetal-gray example with some darker streaks across the obverse that appear to be in the planchet. Numerous circulation marks are noticed in the fields. (NGC ID# 24L7, PCGS# 6337)
Weight: 12.44 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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