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1817 O-109 Half Dollar, MS63
Census Level Specimen

1817 50C MS63 NGC. O-109, R.2. Although the fourth edition Overton census lists two MS65 examples, a single MS64 from the Eliasberg Collection holds the top spot among pieces sold at auction over the past 10 years. The present piece, from an old numismatic holding, is likely one of the three or four finest examples of this die marriage, exhibiting frosty luster and sharp details beneath beautiful gold, blue, and iridescent toning. Census: 26 in 63, 22 finer (12/12), for all 1817 die marriages.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24F6, PCGS# 6109)

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January, 2013
9th-14th Wednesday-Monday
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