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1856-O Half Dollar, MS64
Obtainable O-Mint Type Coin

1856-O 50C MS64 PCGS. CAC. The 1856-O is one of the more available O-mints in the Seated half series. Undoubtedly the mintage of 2.6 million pieces has a great deal to do with this availability. That being said, the MS64 grade level represents the best value among high-grade pieces as there is a pronounced drop off at the MS65 level. In the case of PCGS coins, 35 have been certified in MS64 but only eight are finer (9/11). This is a splendid, brightly lustrous example that has deep golden-brown toning in the centers of each side and pronounced blue at the margins. The obverse is fully struck while the reverse only shows slight softness on the eagle's left (facing) claw and the fletchings of the arrow.
From The Color Collection.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24HP, PCGS# 6288)

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October, 2011
13th-16th
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