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    Spectacular MS66 ★ 1817 Half, O-110a

    1817 50C MS66 ★ NGC. O-110a, R.2 . A triple denticle above star 13 attributes the variety. A die crack from the top of the cap joins all stars on the right as it runs to the bottom of the curls and bust, and a fine crack runs through ERICA downward touching points of two lower arrowheads and then goes through 50 C. to edge, confirming the later die state.
    This beautiful Premium Gem displays a delightful array of cobalt-blue, orange-gold, rose, and mauve on nicely preserved surfaces that exude pleasing luster. A powerful strike manifests itself in sharp definition on all of the design elements, which are well centered on the planchet. Most of the dentilation shows on both sides. Amazing visual appeal and likely unrivaled quality for the variety. Across all non-Guide Book varieties, Census: 2 in 66, 1 finer (6/08).
    From the Duffy Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24F6, PCGS# 6109)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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