Impressive MS66 1888 Half Dollar1888 50C MS66 PCGS. CAC. Well struck, save for typical slight weakness on the top of Liberty's head and on star 8 nearby. Satiny, coruscating luster shimmers over each side. The rose-gray central toning yields to mottled sea-green, russet, and olive patina in the fields and near the borders. Always a popular date because of the low mintage of only 12,000 pieces struck for circulation. Population: 18 in 66, 4 finer (5/09).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24L3, PCGS# 6370)
Weight: 12.50 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.
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