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    1819 O-112 Half Dollar, MS65
    Condition Census for the Variety

    1819 50C O-112, R.3, MS65 PCGS. Luminous cartwheel luster delivers pleasing visual appeal on this Gem O-112 half dollar. The strike is even, although slight weakness is seen on several obverse stars. The central devices are boldly rendered. Numerous die varieties comprise the Normal Date Guide Book variety, and they are collectively rare in Gem or better condition. This piece is tied for the finest in Parsley's Condition Census of the O-112 die pairing. Close inspection of the surfaces fails to reveal any notable imperfections. Population (all varieties included): 5 in 65 (1 in 65+), 1 finer (6/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24FB, Variety PCGS# 39550, Base PCGS# 6117)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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