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    1879 Seated Half, MS67
    Glistening Surfaces

    1879 50C Closed Bud, WB-102, MS67 NGC. The 1879 is the first of the low-mintage Philadelphia issues that comprise the tail end of the Seated half dollar series. Only 4,800 pieces were struck, but enough survive that this issue is moderately collectible in Mint State. This Superb Gem representative displays beautiful semiprooflike mirrors around well-struck, frosty devices. A melange of natural toning blankets each side, the obverse in olive, gold, and pale lavender-gray and the the reverse in deeper ocean-blue, violet, amber-gold. Census: 11 in 67 (3 in 67 ), 1 finer (4/15).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572260, Base PCGS# 6361)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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