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1820 50C Sq2, Lg Dt

2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271

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Auction Ended On: Oct 4, 2001
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Possible Finest Known O-104 1820 Half, a Conditional and Absolute Rarity
1820 50C Square 2, Large Date MS64 PCGS. O-104, R.4. Unquestionably an upper-end Condition Census piece, and very likely the finest known of this scarcer variety. The C.C. listed in Overton is (60, 60, 60, 60, 60). This is by far the finest Square Base 2, Large Date 1820 Half listed in the population data from the major services. The lustrous surfaces are sharply defined throughout and the centers have a rich golden-gray patina that changes to russet and blue around the margins. The 1820 is generally considered the scarcest date from the era and it is also one of the scarcest dates in the entire Bust Half series (except, of course, for the 1815).
Ex: Rarities Sale (Bowers and Merena, 1/99), lot 32, where it realized $7,130; ex: Noblet Collection.
From the Richard Genaitis Collection. (PCGS# 6122)

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