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    1812/1 Small 8 Half Dollar, MS64
    Condition Census Guide Book Variety, O-102a

    1812/1 50C Small 8 MS64 NGC. CAC. O-102a, R.2. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This impressive Choice specimen comes with classic album toning. While clash marks are standard for the issue, the crisp strike, clean surfaces and stupendous eye appeal are not. Vibrant mint luster shines through iridescent shades of lavender-gray, golden-brown, and cobalt-blue toning.

    In order to assist with the large mintage of half dollars in 1812, two unused obverse dies from 1811 were overdated by punching a 2 over the final digit of the date. One of these varieties used a Large 8 in the date (O-101) and the other used a Small 8 (O-102, the present coin). Both varieties are extremely popular with collectors. The only small 8 found among the ten die pairs of 1812 is on the O-102, offered here. Research suggests that only three or four 1812/1 Small 8's match or exceed the overall quality of the Newman specimen.
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $10.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24EY, PCGS# 6101)


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    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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