YO1 - Seated Halves
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||HALF DOLLARS - SEATED LIBERTY, MOTTO
||50C 1877 CC
||PCGS MS 66
WB-102, tail hub variety 1, medium mint mark. A strong strike from clashed dies, particularly noticeable in the right obverse field. An interesting coin for one of the more common dates in the series. Both a very rare variety (WB-102 rated R8! in mint sate by W&B in their guide to the series--but a few more may have surfaced since 1993 when their book was published), and a condition rarity with very few coins graded in MS-66 (7), and only three finer. Even among those few this lustrous, beautifully toned example has to rank close to the top. Bought from a Superior auction, July 2003.