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1812 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. O-103, R.1....

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 12, 2011
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Location: Marriott - Chicago O Hare
8535 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631

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1812 O-103 Half Dollar, MS65
Condition Census Candidate
1812 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. O-103, R.1. Light clash marks are evident on the reverse of this splendid specimen. A fully brilliant and highly lustrous Gem, this piece exhibits lovely mint frost with delicate gold and iridescent peripheral toning on each sign, providing a frame to the sharply defined design motifs. The stars along the right obverse border are blunt, the only signs of a less than fully strike, and that weakness is characteristic of the variety. A small number of Gem or finer specimens are known for the O-103 die pair, including one MS67 and three MS65s in the Overton Census. Stephen Herrman's auction analysis records an MS66 NGC coin and three MS65 NGC coins, along with a single MS65 uncertified coin, the only high grade appearances since 1997. Population: 9 in 65, 13 finer (7/11), for all 1812 varieties.
From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24EW, PCGS# 6100)

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