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Very Rare 1827 O-148 Half, Fine 15

1827 50C Square Base 2 Fine 15 PCGS. CAC. O-148, High R.6. The obverse clearly shows the diagnostic die line through the right side of the L, from the curl to the cap. While the reverse has no evidence of the dotted beak, other aspects of the reverse die confirm the marriage. There are currently 15 examples of O-148 known, and several of those are double struck, although this piece shows no indication of doubling. This offering is only the second O-148 in any of our sales, following the Donald Frederick coin that we sold last April. At that time we presented a roster of 12 different pieces while the present coin was not on that list.
Both sides of this attractive example have light gray devices with deeper gray fields and attractive iridescent overtones. The surfaces have minor blemishes including a few old scratches and minor verdigris on the reverse. Here is an excellent opportunity for the specialist to acquire a rare and highly desirable variety.
From The Allgood Collection.(Registry values: N208) (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6144)

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