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    Census Level 1818/7 O-103a Half, MS63

    1818/7 50C Large 8 MS63 PCGS. O-103a, R.4. Incorrectly labeled as a Small 8 by PCGS. This Census level coin is probably third or fourth finest for the die combination. The Eliasberg MS65 coin that we offered in July 2002 is the only finer example to appear in recent auctions. Aside from an ebony spot over the eagle, the surfaces of this Select Mint State example are pristine, with satiny luster. Both sides have pale heather toning with steel-blue peripheries.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
    (NGC ID# 24FA, PCGS# 6115)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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