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1827 50C Square Base 2 MS67 NGC....

2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124

 
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Cincinnati, OH 45202

Description:
1827 O-120a Bust Half Dollar, MS67
Likely Finest Known, Ex: Kaufman
1827 50C Square Base 2 MS67 NGC. Ex: Kaufman. O-120a, R.3. A prominent area of die line defects appears in the area near the rim left of the date, while the late-state reverse is attributed by a large die crack above UNITED STATES. Stars 6 and 13 show recutting. This Superb Gem, pedigreed to the Kaufman Collection, shows superlative luster emanating from beneath a light layer of gold toning over the otherwise silver surfaces. the strike is bold, save for the centrils of a couple of the stars, and as expected for the grade there are no remotely mentionable contact marks. Another finest certified, and almost certainly the finest known: The Herrman reference tops out at MS65. For O-120a, Census: 1 in 67, 0 finer (3/09).
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6144)

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