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    1877 Half Dollar, MS66
    Important Condition Rarity

    1877 50C MS66 PCGS. The obverse has faint die cracks around the date, while the reverse has more prominent cracks, especially below the eagle. This Premium Gem is a sensational example, and it is nearly the finest known as PCGS and NGC have only graded seven finer pieces. Both sides have intense frosty mint luster shining through light gold toning. Population: 23 in 66 (5 in 66+), 2 finer (6/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24KK, PCGS# 6355)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2013
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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