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Finest Known 1819 O-107 Half, MS66
The Garrett-Pryor-Kaufman Specimen

1819 50C MS66 NGC. Ex: Garrett/Kaufman. O-107, R.4. Struck from perfect dies, and scarce in the early die state. This piece from the incredible Garrett Collection is also easily the finest known example. Stephen Herrman lists a single MS64 followed by a few MS62 examples. Furthermore, the MS64 is this very same coin, appearing in the James Bennett Pryor sale in 1996. Pryor was an active bidder at the Garrett sale, purchasing several of the half dollars.
This piece is sharply defined with nice centering. The frosty luster is visible through a heavy coat of lilac, blue-green, and gold toning on both sides.
Ex: J. Colvin Randall; T. Harrison Garrett; John Work Garrett; Johns Hopkins University (Bowers and Ruddy, 11/1979), lot 41.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FB, PCGS# 6117)

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