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1827 50C Curl Base 2 MS64 PCGS. O-147, R.4. In 1827, the Mint went to town with half dollar production, creating a total of...

2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388

 
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Auction Ended On: Nov 4, 2005
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Near Gem 1827 Curl Base 2 Half Dollar
1827 50C Curl Base 2 MS64 PCGS. O-147, R.4. In 1827, the Mint went to town with half dollar production, creating a total of 49 different die varieties. Specialists in the series look upon these coins in one of two ways, either as a favorite issue ripe for cherrypicking, or as a least favorite issue that slows down progress. The majority of the known varieties feature a square base 2 in the date. Just three 1827/6 overdate varieties exist, as well as two die combinations with the curl base 2 obverse. This example is the rarer of these two curl base 2 varieties, and is seldom seen in Mint State grades. Only about half a dozen such coins are known today. This is likely not the finest known example, yet it is almost definitely in the Condition Census for this variety. The surfaces have frosty pewter gray luster with peripheral gold and blue iridescence. Population: 2 in 64, 0 finer (10/05).(#6145) (PCGS# 6145)

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