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1842-O 50C Small Date, Small Letters VF25 PCGS....

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 18, 2008
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100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Rare Small Date, Small Letters 1842-O Half VF25
1842-O 50C Small Date, Small Letters VF25 PCGS. WB-101. A rare variety identified by a Plain 4 in the date. The (comparatively) common Large Date has a Crosslet 4. The Guide Book reports a mintage of 203,000 pieces, but it seems likely that much of that production belongs instead to the Large Date. Pearl-gray and light golden-brown centers are framed by rich sea-green and power-blue peripheries. LIBERTY is bold, and there are few noticeable marks. Population: 6 in 25, 30 finer (8/08).
Ex: Stack's (3/1975), lot 429; Queller Family Collection (Stack's, 10/2002), lot 469; February Long Beach Signature Sale #314 (Heritage, 2/2003), lot 7797. (Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24GV, PCGS# 6238)

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