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1898-S 50c PCGS MS66+

Tied for Finest Known

Eye Appeal:
Degree of Toning: 3/10
DLRC Inventory #: 1003032

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Item Description:
The 1898-S Barber half is one of our favorite issues in the entire series. Really scarce in any mint state grade, this MS66+ is an tremendous grade rarity. Tied with just one other as finest known, the coin is bright and lustrous with light golden-orange toning. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top end of the assigned grade. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.

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1898-S 50c PCGS MS66+

$16,000.00

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 6482 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Half Dollars
Series: Barber Halves
Type: Liberty head (Barber)
Years for Type: 1892-1915
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half dollar
Mint Location: San Francisco
Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: 90% silver; 10% copper
Weight: 12.5g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 2,358,550