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1855-O $5 AU53 NGC....

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 19, 2008
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Description:
Challenging 1855-O Half Eagle, AU53
1855-O $5 AU53 NGC. Bright yellow surfaces show captivating semiprooflike reflectivity. Numerous abrasions cover each side, but all are inconsequential save for a shallow scratch at the bottom of the bust. This piece exhibits impressive sharpness, with the hair just a trifle soft. A mere 11,100 coins were struck, and most were heavily circulated. The 1855-O ranks among the scarcest New Orleans half eagles and is especially challenging in high grades. Census: 12 in 53, 21 finer (7/08).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 25UT, PCGS# 8264)

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