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    Washington President Half Dollar, Unc Details
    William Idler Copy, GW-27
    Rare Silver Example

    (Circa 1860) Washington President Half Dollar, Idler Copy, Silver -- "Copy" Removed -- NGC Details. Unc. Baker-25K, Kenney-1, Miller-Pa-215D Variety, W-15910, GW-27. Plain edge, 34 mm. Even before the Civil War, the GW-22 Peter Getz half dollar pattern was unobtainable for most American numismatists. Philadelphia dealer William Idler issued a copy in four metals, so collectors would at least have a substitute. Copper examples are merely scarce, but silver pieces are surprisingly rare, given that silver was the metal used for the half dollar denomination. Idler placed the word COPY in the field west of the tail, but that word was removed by an unethical prior owner of the present example. The strike shows moderate central incompleteness. Stone-gray toning dominates with peach and russet in protected regions.
    Ex: Donald G. Partrick.

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    March, 2021
    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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