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    1819/8 O-102 Half Dollar, MS63
    Large 9 Over 8

    1819/8 50C Large 9 MS63 PCGS. O-102, R.2. In his auction record of early half dollars, Stephen Herrman lists just 10 Mint State examples that have appeared in auctions since 1989, including only one in the past three years. The seven appearances above MS63 represent only four different coins. This Select Mint State piece is likely one of the six or seven finest examples of the variety. Both sides are fully lustrous with frosty silver surfaces beneath delicate gray-gold and iridescent toning with trivial marks only visible under a loupe. Population: 7 in 63, 7 finer (12/12), for all Large 9 over 8 varieties. (NGC ID# 24FC, PCGS# 6119)

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