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    1888 Seated Liberty Half, MS65+
    Popular Low-Mintage Issue

    1888 50C MS65+ PCGS. WB-101. The 1888 Seated Liberty half dollar had one of the higher mintages of the 1879 to 1890 production era, but it is no more available in high grades than are its lower-mintage counterparts. Traces of pale golden color graces otherwise brilliant, frosty surfaces on each side of this high-end Gem representative. The top of Liberty's head is not quite full, accompanied in that regard by the eagle's left (facing) talons, though the strike is otherwise well-executed. Clash marks are observed on each side, most notably below Liberty's right (facing) elbow. Population: 21 in 65 (1 in 65+), 31 finer (8/14).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24L3, PCGS# 6370)

    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
    October, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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