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1828 50C Curl Base 2, No Knob MS65 PCGS. O-103, R.2....

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 6, 2011
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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Gem 1828 Capped Bust Half, O-103
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1828 50C Curl Base 2, No Knob MS65 PCGS. O-103, R.2. The year 1828 saw a substantial mintage of more than 3 million Capped Bust half dollars, with 23 die varieties known for the year. The present coin is a representative of the available O-103 variety, identified by the curled 2 and large 8's in the date, and the extension of the first line in stripes 1, 2, and 3 into the second crossbar. This example is a well struck Gem, with just a touch of softness on Liberty's hair above the ear and some of the stars. Delightful shades of iridescent golden-brown, ice-blue, and violet toning enliven the pleasing surfaces. Vibrant mint luster glows beneath the patina, and eye appeal is outstanding. The O-103 is very rare in MS65, and no coin has been certified in higher numeric grade at PCGS (11/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6148)

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