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    Resplendently Toned 1820 O-106 Half Dollar, MS65

    1820 50C Square Base No Knob 2, Large Date MS65 PCGS. O-106, R.1. The stars are large and close to the milling, and the 2 has a large, curled top with no knob and a square base. There is a prominent center dot on Liberty's neck. On the reverse ME are joined at their tops, and small die lumps appear in the field below I in UNITED.
    Both sides of this marvelous coin show original toning in resplendent pale pastel shades of lemon, jade, and aqua, despite which wonderful cartwheel luster makes its presence known from beneath. As one of the most common varieties for the year, this piece makes an extremely strong case for the type or date collector--or even for the variety collector seeking only the finest pieces.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 6123)

    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
    April, 2008
    16th-18th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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