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    1884 Half Dollar, MS67+
    Only Finer Submission at NGC

    1884 50C Repunched Date, WB-102, MS67+ NGC. All circulation strikes have a repunched 4 in the date. The 1884 enjoys the lowest production total in a series of low-mintage issues from a period when new half dollars was unnecessary to supply commercial demand. At the time, the need for half dollars was met by silver returned from overseas, including Canada and Latin America. Only 4,400 Seated halves were struck in 1884, and just a handful of coins survive at this impressive grade level. Minimally toned interiors generate bold contrast against frosty central motifs, while the surrounding areas show mixed blushes of gold, russet, violet, and blue patina. Fully struck with unquestionable prooflike qualities, as usual for this popular issue. Census: 9 in 67 (1 in 67+, 1 in 67 ), 1 finer (12/15).
    Ex: Purchased by Eugene H. Gardner from Larry Whitlow (1/2004); Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part IV (Heritage, 10/2015, as MS66 PCGS), lot 98707. (NGC ID# 24KX, Variety PCGS# 572269, Base PCGS# 6366)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    February, 2016
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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