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    Sensational 1812/1 O-102 Half
    MS66, Finest Certified

    1812/1 50C Small 8 MS66 NGC. Ex: Kaufman. O-102, R.2. This is the common overdate with a Small 8 in the date. However, the word common is relative, and in the field of Gem or finer quality Capped Bust half dollars, there are no common pieces. This Premium Gem is probably the finest known example of the variety, ahead of a single MS65 and a small number of MS64 coins. It is the only MS66 that either NGC or PCGS have certified (3/09). In fact, NGC has only certified one MS65 coin and PCGS has never holdered a Gem. Both sides have frosty luster and mostly bold design definition, the obverse with deep rainbow toning that ranges from orange-gold, to lavender, blue, and green. The reverse is lighter with an ivory center, framed by pale blue and iridescent toning.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24EY, PCGS# 6101)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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