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    1887 50C WB-101 AU58 PCGS. The luminous surfaces of this near-Mint State half display light champagne-gold toning with cobalt-blue and reddish-gold accents at the margins. Both sides are nicely struck and reveal a few minor circulation marks. From a low mintage of 5,000 circulation strikes.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2012), lot 3661.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572272, Base PCGS# 6369)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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