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    1909-O Barber Half, MS67
    The Finest Certified Example
    From the Hugon Collection

    1909-O 50C MS67 PCGS Secure. CAC. Struck during the closing year of coinage operations at the New Orleans Mint, this Superb Gem Barber half dollar is substantially sharper than most others of the issue. This is the single finest example that PCGS has certified (10/15). The best at NGC are five examples graded MS66.

    The New Orleans Mint opened in 1838 and continued production until 1861. Following several dormant years, the facility was needed for Morgan dollar production. Finally in 1909, the doors were closed to coinage, although the building remained in use as the New Orleans Assay Office until 1933.

    The luster is vibrant and the surfaces are pristine, with virtually no signs of contact from handling. Toned deep blue at the periphery of the obverse and portions of the reverse, with rich coppery-gold near the stars and devices. The devices are sharp, including the obverse stars and the curls on Liberty's head. Similar on the reverse where even the claws on the eagle and tiny arrow feathers show bold definition.

    Dr. Shireman describes this coin as one of his favorites among an entire collection of spectacular coins. We have no doubt that the next owner will be equally enamored.
    Ex: John C. Hugon Collection (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 4254; Harry Laibstain (1/12/2005).
    From The Dr. Peter and Janice Shireman Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24N9, PCGS# 6517)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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