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Noteworthy PR62 O-113 1825 Half Dollar

1825 50C PR62 PCGS. O-113, R.1, R.7 as a proof. The fields are decidedly reflective and show no indication of cartwheel luster. The portrait is well struck, although peripheral details such as the stars and claws are incompletely brought up. Attractively toned in deep powder-blue and rose-gold.
We know of few other proof O-113 halves. One appeared as lot 364 in a 3/1990 Stack's sale, earlier in a 2/1971 Lester Merkin's auction. The Queller Family example was described as a specimen strike in a 10/2002 Stack's auction, and as a proof in the 1/1974 Stack's auction. PCGS has certified a second example as PR62, but no others are certified. Certainly, it could be many years before the opportunity to acquire a proof O-113 arrives again. Housed in a first generation holder. Population: 2 in 62, 0 finer (4/08).
Ex: Boys Town Sale (Superior, 5/1990), lot 3796.
From The Silbermünzen Collection.
(PCGS# 6202)

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