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1855/54 Arrows Half Dollar, MS65
Guide Book Condition Rarity

1855/54 50C Arrows MS65 NGC. FS-301. The famous Guide Book variety that combines both a short-lived Arrows type with an intriguing overdate. Doubling on the 8 and a thin horizontal crossbar-line within the loop of the second 5 confirm the die. As might be expected for an issue that seldom appears in MS65 condition even as a Normal Date, the overdated version is a significant condition rarity as a Gem and valued as such. This MS65 coin has generous green, blue, and lavender patina across soft cartwheel luster. The obverse flashes at certain angles to the light, adding cachet to this well-struck coin. (NGC ID# 24JN, PCGS# 6282)

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August, 2013
8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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