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Lustrous MS66 1861-O Seated Half

1861-O 50C MS66 PCGS. Rich sea-green and golden-brown patina bathes this lustrous and boldly struck premium Gem. The reverse is gorgeously undisturbed, while the obverse is only moderately marked. The 1861-O is the final New Orleans Seated half, since production of the denomination at the Southern mint did not resume until the Barber design was introduced in 1892. The 1861-O was struck under the authority of three different governments, the United States of America, the state of Louisiana, and the Confederate States of America. The obverse of this piece features a mint-made die crack from the first star along the base of the rock to the final star. Combined PCGS and NGC population: 7 in 66, none finer (9/04).(#6303) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24J8, PCGS# 6303)

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February, 2005
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