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1898-O Fifty Cent, MS65
Conditionally Rare Issue

1898-O 50C MS65 NGC. The 1898-O is a rare and elusive issue in Mint State, more so in Gem condition. Between NGC and PCGS together, they have certified 13 examples in MS65, with eight coins finer (7/13). The silvery surfaces complement deep amber-gold margins on the obverse. There are remarkably few abrasions on either side, but the strike is noticeably weak on the lower-right obverse stars, and on the reverse eagle's right (facing) wing, shield corner, right claw, and fletchings.
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2008), lot 663.
From The Owen Collection, Part I.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24M4, PCGS# 6481)


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August, 2013
8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
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