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Finest Known O-105 1828 Half Dollar
R.5, Curl Base 2, No Knob, MS62

1828 50C Curl Base 2, No Knob MS62 PCGS. O-105, R.5. Ex: Witham. The present piece is the finest known example of the rare O-105 marriage. The Overton reference records the Condition Census as [55, 55, 55, 55, 50]. The authoritative survey by Stephen J. Herrman in its spring 2010 revision is headed by a single 60, followed by one 58, one 55, and three 50s. O-105 is distinguished by repunching on the U in UNITED, and that feature is clear on this sharply struck example. The cream-gray and caramel-gold surfaces are virtually unabraded, and cartwheel luster extends across design elements.
From The Witham Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6148)


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