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1860-O Half Dollar, MS66
WB-102, Weird Vertical Stripes

1860-O 50C MS66 PCGS. WB-102. A jagged die crack extends down from between the lower leaves to the border left of the H in HALF, and some die erosion is evident at the upper right part of the shield, and into the right wing. This variety is named "Weird Vertical Stripes" in the Wiley-Bugert Seated Half Dollar reference.

This extraordinary Premium Gem has natural gray patina, bright gold luster, and lovely iridescent toning. The design motifs are boldly defined and eye appeal is incredible. This piece is tied with eight others at PCGS and NGC, and neither service has certified a finer piece. Population: 6 in 66, 0 finer (3/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24J5, PCGS# 6300)


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April, 2013
24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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