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1859-S 50C MS65 NGC. WB-6, R.3....

2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach #1182

 
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1859-S Half, Fully Struck Gem, WB-6
1859-S 50C MS65 NGC. WB-6, R.3. Medium S. The WB-6 shows a Medium S mintmark centered beneath the olive-branch/arrow shaft intersection, according to the recent encyclopedic work by Bill Bugert, "with special edits and by and consultations with Randy Wiley," A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume I, San Francisco Branch Mint" (2009). This piece shows an absolute, full strike in all areas, with the fields on each side displaying definite semiprooflike tendencies. The surfaces are mostly brilliant, save for a slight reddish tinge. This piece is in the EDS to LDS die state, showing a heavy die clash in the lower right shield and in the field above the right claw. Census: 3 in 65, 2 finer (1/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24J2, PCGS# 6298)

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