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Set Type: 100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins, First Edition
Owner: Cellgazer
Last Modified: 10/17/2019
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Rank: 1
Score: 182965
Leading by: 1688
Points to Higher Rank: N/A
  
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Set Description:

This set has it's origins in an attempt to make bullion investing a little more interesting. I was a fairly avid collector in my youth, having spent most of my summer job money on old (not necessarily rare) coins. Grading services did not exist at this time, and I made some unfortunate purchases of cleaned or over-graded coins which turned me off to the hobby for many years.
As an adult I wanted to put some money into precious medals. Buying bullion coins was made significantly less stressful thanks to NGC and PCGS...you finally knew exactly what you were paying for. I began to send the coins which I had purchased directly from the US Mint to these two services, and it was always exciting to get a 70! Having rekindled my interest in numismatics, I started to do research concentrating on modern issues. I purchased the 1st edition of "100 Greatest U.S. Modern Coins" by Scott Schechter,Jeff Garrett, et. al, and was excited to learn that a few of my bullion issues had qualified for the list. Around this time NGC created a competitive set based on this book, and I was hooked. A few of us had a friendly competition early on, and we helped each other find the coins which qualified as one of the 100. (Hopefully steering my new friend to a coin graded below mine😉)
So the hunt was on! Ebay and Heritage have remained my primary hunting grounds, although a few of the best examples were found elsewhere...for example, I spied a lightly toned 1979 Anthony dollar in a souvenir set at an antique mall. The purchase price was not much, but that con was graded MS67 by NGC...a "top pop" and one of the stars of my set. Another shop purchase was a "Cheerios Dollar" seemingly just out of the box in original packaging along with it's buddy Lincoln cent. That wonderful prototype reverse rarity graded a satisfactory SP68. It had become the crowning achievement of my set...until I needed money for a house down payment. I sold it for a very good price thinking that I will easily replace it in a few months. Well a couple years have passed since then, and all that I have found for sale were PCGS graded. I tried to cross one, but NGC would not cross it. The hunt continues...
Since the sale of that dollar and a good many other members of the set, I have been concentrating on quality...not just the highest grade but also on eye appeal. This has resulted in several star and plus grades. Over all I am very happy with my progress rebuilding she set, but still hunting the elusive Miss Cheerios Dollar, along with some of the other highly elusive members of this tough and highly entertaining set.
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View Coin 1 - 1969-S DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT MS 63 BN NGC 9511
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2 - 2000 SACAGAWEA DOLLAR/WASHINGTON QUARTER MULE  
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3 - 1968 NO S ROOSEVELT DIME, PROOF  
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View Coin 4 - 1995-W $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE, PROOF PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 3639
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View Coin 5 - 1997-W JACKIE ROBINSON $5 COMMEMMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 3712
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6 - 1974 ALUMINUM LINCOLN CENT (NON-COMPETITIVE)  
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View Coin 7 - 2006-W $50 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE, REVERSE PROOF PF 70 NGC 3345
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8 - 1976 NO S BICENTENNIAL EISENHOWER DOLLAR, PROOF (Non-competitive;for display only)  
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View Coin 9 - 1999-S SILVER DELAWARE QUARTER, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1969
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View Coin 10 - 1972 DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT MS 66 RD NGC 2197
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View Coin 11 - 2006-P $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE, REVERSE PROOF PF 70 NGC 1028
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12 - 1964 SPECIAL MINT SET  
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View Coin 13 - 1990 NO S LINCOLN CENT, PROOF PF 69 RD ULTRA CAMEO NGC 5264
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14 - 2000-P SACAGAWEA DOLLAR, "CHEERIOS" VARIETY  
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View Coin 15 - 1997-P JEFFERSON NICKEL, MATTE "SPECIAL UNCIRCULATED" SP 70 NGC 1066
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View Coin 16 - 2009 (MMIX) ULTRA HIGH RELIEF DOUBLE EAGLE MS 70 DPL NGC 5158
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View Coin 17 - 2008-W $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE, REVERSE OF 2007 MS 70 NGC 1799
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View Coin 18 - 2004-D WISCONSIN QUARTER, EXTRA LEAF HIGH MS 67 NGC 1886
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View Coin 19 - 2004-D WISCONSIN QUARTER, EXTRA LEAF LOW MS 67 NGC 1886
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View Coin 20 - 1972 EISENHOWER DOLLAR, TYPE 2 MS 64 NGC 586
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View Coin 21 - 1996-W ROOSEVELT DIME MS 68 FT NGC 774
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View Coin 22 - 1998-S KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR, SILVER, MATTE FINISH SP 70 NGC 1206
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View Coin 23 - 1982 NO MINTMARK ROOSEVELT DIME MS 66 FT NGC 1450
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View Coin 24 - 1999-W $10 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE, FROM UNPOLISHED PROOF DIES MS 70 NGC 5879
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View Coin 25 - 2000-W LIBRARY OF CONGRESS $10 COMMEMORATIVE, BIMETALLIC MS 70 NGC 2960
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View Coin 26 - 2006 $100 AMERICAN PLATINUM EAGLE MS 70 NGC 2614
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View Coin 27 - 2001-D AND 2001-P AMERICAN BUFFALO DOLLAR, COMMEMORATIVE PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1206
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View Coin 28 - 1971-S DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT PF 67 RD NGC 2178
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View Coin 29 - 1983-P WASHINGTON QUARTER MS 66 NGC 423
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View Coin 30 - 1971 NO S JEFFERSON NICKEL, PROOF PF 69 CAMEO NGC 3516
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View Coin 31 - 1983 DOUBLED-DIE REVERSE LINCOLN CENT MS 67 RD NGC 2124
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View Coin 32 - 2008-W $50 AMERICAN PLATINUM EAGLE MS 70 NGC 2555
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View Coin 33 - 1964 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR, ACCENTED HAIR, PROOF PF 68 CAMEO NGC 2851
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View Coin 34 - 1999-W $5 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE, FROM UNPOLISHED PROOF DIES MS 70 NGC 2885
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View Coin 35 - 2008-W $50 AMERICAN PLATINUM EAGLE, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 2464
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View Coin 36 - 1983 NO S ROOSEVELT DIME, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 4817
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View Coin 37 - 2000-D SACAGAWEA DOLLAR, "MILLENNIUM" VARIETY MS 68 PL NGC 774
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View Coin 38 - 1992 AND 1992-D LINCOLN CENT, CLOSE AM MS 63 BN NGC 2570
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View Coin 39 - 1982-D GEORGE WASHINGTON HALF DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 68 NGC 111
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View Coin 40 - 2001-W CAPITOL VISITORS CENTER $5 COMMEMORATIVE PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1206
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View Coin 41 - 1999 LINCOLN CENT, WIDE AM MS 65 RD NGC 1393
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View Coin 42 - 1964-D WASHINGTON QUARTER, REVERSE OF 1965 MS 62 NGC 586
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View Coin 43 - 1965-1967 SPECIAL MINT SET COINAGE, ULTRA COINAGE MS 68 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 4472
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View Coin 44 - 1994-P JEFFERSON NICKEL, MATTE "SPECIAL UNCIRCULATED" SP 70 NGC 1583
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View Coin 45 - 1991 $25 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE MS 69 NGC 3639
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View Coin 46 - 1986 $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE MS 70 NGC 2143
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View Coin 47 - 1982 LINCOLN CENT, SMALL DATE, COPPER-PLATED ZINC MS 68 RD NGC 1829
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View Coin 48 - 1998-S LINCOLN CENT, CLOSE AM, PROOF PF 69 RD ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1531
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View Coin 49 - 1970-D KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR MS 66 NGC 974
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View Coin 50 - 2001-W $50 AMERICAN GOLD EAGLE, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 2985
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View Coin 51 - 1990-S DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE WASHINGTON QUARTER, PROOF PF 68 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1066
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View Coin 52 - 1996-S CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (SWIMMING) HALF DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 865
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View Coin 53 - (2007) GEORGE WASHINGTON DOLLAR, MISSING EDGE LETTERING MS 67 MINT ERROR NGC 1687
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View Coin 54 - 1970 NO S ROOSEVELT DIME, PROOF PF 69 CAMEO NGC 3238
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View Coin 55 - 1995 DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT MS 69 RD NGC 3238
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View Coin 56 - 1996-W SMITHSONIAN $5 COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 1599
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View Coin 57 - 2007-P JOHN ADAMS DOLLAR, DOUBLED EDGE LETTERING MS 66 MINT ERROR NGC 1609
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View Coin 58 - 1981-S SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR, CLEAR S (TYPE 2), PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1568
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View Coin 59 - 1994-P $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 2215
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View Coin 60 - 1990-S DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE JEFFERSON NICKEL, PROOF PF 69 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 2069
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View Coin 61 - 1984 DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE LINCOLN CENT MS 68 RD NGC 3009
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View Coin 62 - 1971 EISENHOWER DOLLAR MS 66 NGC 1450
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View Coin 63 - 2008-W $50 AMERICAN GOLD BUFFALO, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 3406
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View Coin 64 - 2006-W $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE MS 70 NGC 489
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View Coin 65 - 1976 WASHINGTON QUARTER PF 69 CAMEO NGC 164
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View Coin 66 - 1996-D CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (HIGH JUMP) DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 1103
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View Coin 67 - 1996 $1 AMERICAN SILVER EAGLE MS 70 NGC 4935
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View Coin 68 - 1996-S NATIONAL COMMUNITY SERVICE DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 705
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View Coin 69 - 1997-P LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 774
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View Coin 70 - 2000-P SACAGAWEA DOLLAR, "GOODACRE PRESENTATION" VARIETY SP 68 NGC 2039
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71 - 1977-D EISENHOWER DOLLAR, STRUCK IN SILVER-CLAD COMPOSITION  
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View Coin 72 - 1981-S LINCOLN CENT, CLEAR S (TYPE 2), PROOF PF 69 RD ULTRA CAMEO NGC 674
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View Coin 73 - 1979-S SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR, CLEAR S (TYPE 2), PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 990
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View Coin 74 - 1973-P AND D EISENHOWER DOLLARS MS 66 NGC 1253
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View Coin 75 - 1966 KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR, SMS, NO "FG" MS 66 NGC 135
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View Coin 76 - 2005-D JEFFERSON NICKEL, "SPEARED BISON" VARIETY MS 66 NGC 731
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View Coin 77 - 1996-D CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (PARALYMPICS) DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 990
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View Coin 78 - 1996-W CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (FLAG BEARER) $5 COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 2464
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View Coin 79 - 1979-P SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR, WIDE RIM MS 67 NGC 3345
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View Coin 80 - 2003-W FIRST FLIGHT CENTENNIAL $10 COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 1753
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View Coin 81 - 1984-W LOS ANGELES OLYMPIAD $10 COMMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 1683
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View Coin 82 - 2004-P DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE PEACE MEDAL NICKEL MS 66 NGC 502
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View Coin 83 - 1964-D/D KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR MS 66 NGC 615
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View Coin 84 - 2008-W ANDREW JACKSON $10 FIRST SPOUSE GOLD MS 70 NGC 2268
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View Coin 85 - 1996-W CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (CAULDRON) $5 COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 2519
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View Coin 86 - 2005-P MARINE CORPS 230TH ANNIVERSARY DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 366
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View Coin 87 - 1996-D CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (TENNIS) DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 949
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View Coin 88 - 1974-D DOUBLED-DIE OBVERSE KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR MS 66 NGC 1239
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View Coin 89 - 1992-D XXV OLYMPIAD (BASEBALL) DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 674
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View Coin 90 - 2008-W $10 AMERICAN GOLD BUFFALO PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 2302
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View Coin 91 - 1976-S EISENHOWER DOLLAR, VARIETY 1, CLAD, PROOF PF 69 CAMEO NGC 183
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View Coin 92 - 1986-S STATUE OF LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 674
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View Coin 93 - 1999-W WASHINGTON $5 COMMEMORATIVE, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 1393
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View Coin 94 - 2009-W $100 AMERICAN PLATINUM EAGLE, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 2781
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View Coin 95 - 1995-S KENNEDY HALF DOLLAR, SILVER, PROOF PF 70 ULTRA CAMEO NGC 395
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View Coin 96 - 1996-D CENTENNIAL OLYMPICS (ROWING) DOLLAR COMMEMORATIVE MS 70 NGC 2414
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View Coin 97 - 1970-S LINCOLN CENT, SMALL DATE PF 69 RD NGC 1810
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View Coin 98 - 1981-S SUSAN B. ANTHONY DOLLAR MS 66 NGC 1271
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99 - 2010-D ZACHARY TAYLOR DOLLAR, MISDATED  
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View Coin 100 - 1987-P AND D KENNEDY HALF DOLLARS MS 67 NGC 620
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