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    1889 50C WB-101 MS63 PCGS. Slate-gray and steel-blue toning blankets the frosty surfaces of this sharp Select Uncirculated half. Silver luster penetrates the toning to brighten the natural patina and adds subtle iridescence. Just 12,000 pieces were struck, supplemented by 711 proofs. This example is clearly a circulation strike, and seemingly at the top end of its grade with only a few delicate lines and no heavy marks. The star centers, hair details, and eagle plumage are extremely well-defined.
    Ex: J.J. Teaparty (3/2002).
    From The Dr. Harry Salyards Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572274, Base PCGS# 6371)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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