1818 50C MS67 NGC....
Late Die State, O-104a
This example is visually and numerically superior to the Eliasberg coin that is considered the finest known. Incredible frosty luster and pristine surfaces are visible through the amazing deep green-gold toning on the obverse, and grayish-gold on the reverse. The strike is sensational with every individual design element boldly defined. Considered the new finest known, this piece is better than any others recorded. Stephen Herrman lists the Eliasberg MS66 coin, the MS65 that we handled in 2006, and a small number of MS64 grade pieces as the best to appear in recent sales. The present specimen is finer than all of those, and clearly the best in existence. Census: 2 in 67, 0 finer (3/09), for all 1818 varieties.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24F9, PCGS# 6113)
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