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    1884 Seated Liberty Half Dollar
    Superb Gem Business Strike

    1884 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. WB-102, R.2. The 4 in the date is minutely recut. With one of the lowest mintages in the late-date series (4,400 coins), the 1884 is also one of the most available dates in high grades. Few coins will match the eye appeal, however, of this Superb Gem. It is a visually stunning coin, sharply struck and technically superior. Mostly prooflike surfaces reside beneath the ample, colorful toning. Concentric rings of lime-green, electric-blue, and warm-gold cover the unmarked surfaces. Lightly frosted motifs confirm a bold strike. Population: 7 in 67 (1 in 67+), 1 finer (3/15).
    Ex: Bowers and Merena (11/2010), lot 2078.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24KX, PCGS# 6366)

    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
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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