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    Stunning Superb Gem Proof 1888 Half

    1888 50C PR67 NGC. A gorgeous coin that boasts rich rose-gold, teal, and yellow toning in organized rings on the obverse and reverse. Furthermore, the surfaces match the toning quality, with no significant contact marks. Examination will find minute hairlines which are old and toned over. One thin planchet line slips up from the final star through Liberty's chest to the left rim above, and was caused by the planchet rolling process. On the reverse a minor toning streak crosses the eagle's beak through the upper left of the coin and this will further identify this stellar example. Census: 13 in 66, 6 finer (1/06).
    From The Larj Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 27UP, PCGS# 6449)

    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
    March, 2006
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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