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    1887 Half Dollar, Unc Details
    Small Mintage of 5,000 Coins

    1887 50C WB-101 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Unc. Steel-blue toning embraces this semiprooflike, low-mintage date half dollar. Reflective fields are typical of coins from this issue, as only 5,000 pieces were struck. The centers show bold definition, particularly on the lower portion of the eagle, while the upper stars, Liberty's head, and the date exhibit moderate incompleteness of strike. Each side is devoid of mentionable marks, and the old cleaning fails to diminish the appeal.
    Ex: W.R. Walling Collection (Stack's, 3/1996), lot 449.


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