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    1812 Fifty Cent, O-104a, MS65
    Difficult at This Grade Level
    Lustrous and Well Struck

    1812 50C MS65 PCGS. O-104a, R.1. A late die state of this available variety, recognized by the fine die crack through NITED and the top of STATES. The lustrous surfaces of this lovely Gem display whispers of reddish-gold patina clinging to the rim areas, and imbued with an occasional blush of electric-blue. The design elements are well centered on the planchet and are very nicely detailed. Close inspection reveals no mentionable contact marks or spots. Gem and finer examples are very difficult to locate, making this MS65 offering a great opportunity for the collector desiring a high-grade Bust half dollar. Population: 13 in 65 (1 in 65+), 13 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FY, PCGS# 6100)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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