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Superb Gem 1907-D Barber Half
Highly Lustrous and Eye-Appealing

1907-D 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. As conditionally rare Barber halves go, the 1907-D gets little press. It is neither a particularly low-mintage date nor a heavily saved one. The 1907-D simply slipped through the cracks at the time of issue, and to a certain extent continues to do so. Nonetheless, PCGS has certified just three examples at that level and none finer (2/13). Heritage has auctioned all three of those coins.

The memorable FUN 2005 auction brought the first, the former Eliasberg Collection brilliant coin described as "a 'common' variety in a very uncommon state of preservation." The second appearance came at FUN 2009, the Dale Friend Collection Superb Gem, showing attractive blue and green-gold toning.

This piece is a repeat appearance of the third example, housed in an old green-label holder. Like its fellows, it is immensely lustrous beneath the patina, alternating untoned areas with light jade, golden, and amber hues. Though the strike is a tad soft on the stars, the eye appeal is exceptionally rewarding. A coin for the finest Registry Set.
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2010), lot 2259, which brought $17,250.
From The Jim O'Neal Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24MZ, PCGS# 6509)


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April, 2013
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