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1870-S Seated Liberty Half Dollar
Original Lot at Stack's Bowers
||August 2011 Chicago ANA - Rarities Night
||Dick Osburn Seated Halves. CAC
||1870-S Seated Liberty Half Dollar. WB-101. MS-64 (PCGS). CAC. This is the No Drapery obverse where the drapery piece below Liberty's elbow has been lapped away. The strike is sharp on the stars, dress folds and even the talons of the eagle. Lustrous in the fields and the toning consists of a blend of orange-gold and lemon-yellow with a few flecks of blue near the rims. Clean surfaces in general, although there are a few scattered disturbances when scrutinized. Of the 1 million plus minted, scarcely a handful exist in mint state today, and the finest seen at PCGS are a single point finer than offered here. A rare coin indeed that would undoubtedly have many stories to tell about its past adventures.