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    1907-O 50C MS62 NGC. Ex: Pittman. Deep dove-gray and autumn-brown blankets this well struck example. Luster fills the borders and devices. In the second Pittman catalog, Akers wrote, "This coin is one step beyond the 'mumps' variety. I will call [it] the 'Elephant Man' variety since there are large lumps on the face and eyebrow as well as the neck."
    Ex: John Jay Pittman Collection, Part Two (David Akers, 5/98), lot 1615.(Registry values: N991)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24N2, PCGS# 6510)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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