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    Well Struck 1818/7 Large 8 Half Dollar
    O-101, MS64

    1818/7 50C Large 8 MS64 NGC. O-101, R.1. The crossbar of a previous 7 is prominent across the top of the second 8. The first 8 is larger than the second 8. On the reverse, UNITED is close to the rim, the right sides of the second T in STATES and the I in PLURIBUS are in line, and there is a gap in the dentils below the C in the denomination. Medium intensity golden-gray, cobalt-blue, and lilac patina cover the lustrous surfaces of this near-Gem. The design elements are well struck and nicely centered. A few minor handling marks preclude Gem status. Census for the date: 9 in 64, 2 finer (3/09).
    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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