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    1883 WB-101 Half Dollar, Multicolor MS66

    1883 50C WB-101 MS66 PCGS. The Philadelphia Mint struck nearly 12.3 million silver dollars in 1883 but neglected the other silver denominations. Only 8,000 business strike halves were issued, including the present Premium Gem. This is a colorfully toned example with strong, satiny luster and smooth surfaces. Rich aquamarine and peach-gold toning dominate both sides, which also display considerable prooflike iridescence. Population: 19 in 66 (1 in 66+), 3 finer (1/16). (NGC ID# 24KW, Variety PCGS# 572267, Base PCGS# 6365)

    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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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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