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Originally Toned Gem 1827/6 Bust Half Dollar, O-102, R.1.

1827/6 50C MS65 PCGS. O-102, R.1. The right loop of the underdigit is clearly visible to the right of the 7 in the date. All of the obverse stars are drawn toward the edges of the coin, a diagnostic feature of this variety and an indication that the obverse die, the same used on Overton-101, is in a later state, and beginning to exhibit symptoms of wear. Otherwise, this conditionally rare Gem shows unusually sharp striking characteristics, especially on the eagle's feathers. Rich original toning appears on both sides, in warm, variegated earth tones that include olive, dark-green, and golden-brown. Full glowing luster shines forth from the impressively preserved surfaces, and a few wispy marks on the obverse, on Liberty's portrait and in the left obverse field, are all that keep the piece from being pristine. A delightful, beautifully toned and undamaged Gem, and one of the finest examples of the Overton-102 variety that we have been privileged to offer in recent years. PCGS Population: 1 in 65, 1 finer (11/05).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FP, PCGS# 6147)

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Auction Dates
January, 2006
3rd-7th Tuesday-Saturday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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