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Finest Known 1810 O-108 Half, MS66

1810 50C MS66 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg/Kaufman. O-108, R.3. Although the fourth edition of the Overton reference lists four MS60 coins, nothing finer is recorded in that book. Further, the Eliasberg specimen, believed to be the finest known, is the only Mint State piece that is recorded in Herrman's auction record, although the Byers coin is called MS60 with minor hairlines.
This piece is sharply defined with bold details, including complete border dentils on both sides, apparently unusual for the variety. The surfaces are light ivory with tinges of gold and iridescent toning. Census: 2 in 66, 0 finer (3/09) for all 1810 varieties.
Ex: George H. Earle (Henry Chapman, 6/1912); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1712.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24ET, PCGS# 6095)

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