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1847-O $2 1/2 MS60 NGC....

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

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2011
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Location: Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
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1847-O Two and a Half, MS60
A Moderately Available O-Mint, Scarce in Mint Condition
1847-O $2 1/2 MS60 NGC. Jeff Garrett and Ron Guth (2006) contend that the 1847-O quarter eagle is one of the most poorly struck issues from the New Orleans Mint, and is almost always very soft in the central obverse and reverse. The Mint State coin in this lot does show some softness on portions of Liberty's hair and the eagle's leg feathers, but the design elements are better struck than one might expect. The bright yellow-gold surfaces exhibit greenish tints, and harbor a few minor handling marks. While only moderately scarce in circulated grades, the 1847-O is rare in Mint State.(Registry values: P2) (NGC ID# 25H8, PCGS# 7747)

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