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    1880 Half Dollar, MS66
    Merely 8,400 Coins Produced

    1880 50C Closed Bud, WB-102, MS66 PCGS. CAC. The coinage of 8,400 half dollars in 1880 was purely for numismatic purposes. Such coins were unneeded in circulation thanks to an influx of old half dollars from abroad. Mottled iridescence shrouds the surfaces of this Premium Gem key date. As usual, the devices exhibit pinpoint detail. Population: 25 in 66 (3 in 66+), 2 finer. CAC: 6 in 66, 0 finer (11/16).

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572262, Base PCGS# 6362)

    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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