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Impressive 1811/10 O-101 Half Dollar, MS65
Second Finest Known

1811/10 50C MS65 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg/Kaufman. O-101, R.1. Although several Mint State examples of this die marriage are recorded, the Eliasberg/Kaufman specimen is believed to be the second finest known. Nothing finer than MS64 is recorded in Herrman's work. This example is the only Gem MS65 piece certified at NGC with none finer. PCGS has certified just one higher grade piece at the MS66 level, but none as MS65 (3/09).
The surfaces are fully frosty and lustrous beneath light brown patina with faint iridescent highlights. It is a sharply defined example with pristine, mark free surfaces. This piece will be in demand from variety specialists as well as date and type collectors.
Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1713.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24EV, PCGS# 6099)

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Auction Dates
Apr-May, 2009
28th-3rd
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