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1826 50C MS66 NGC....

2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 10, 2009
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Description:
Possible Finest Known 1826 O-105
Bust Half Dollar, MS66
1826 50C MS66 NGC. O-105, R.3. This coin may be the finest 1826 O-105 half dollar extant. This obviously important representative is identifiable by a small and well concealed spot over the bottom of the L in LIBERTY. Lightly toned in caramel-gold shades. The reverse impression is expertly centered, and it has brought up bold, if not sharp detail over all features. The obverse is also well produced, although we note that the denticles are broader at the upper border than they are at the lower. We are unable to locate a single distracting or mentionable abrasion. The obverse die crack (as struck) that connects stars 1-7 to the rim before the end of Liberty's bust is diagnostic of this variety. The profile is lightly strike doubled. A coin destined for inclusion within an advanced collection of Capped Bust halves.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FM, PCGS# 6143)

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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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