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    Sharp 1822 Fifty Cent, O-105, MS67
    Finest NGC-Certified

    1822 50C MS67 NGC. Ex: Kaufman Collection. O-105, R.3. The date on this variety is closely and evenly spaced, with tight curls in the 2's, while dots in the field over the lower middle part of the eagle's neck diagnose this reverse, as does the left side of I in PLURIBUS being in line with the left side of the second T in STATES.
    Medium intensity cobalt-blue and lavender patination gravitates to the borders of this lustrous Superb Gem, ceding to golden-brown in the centers. A well executed strike leaves uniformly sharp delineation over the design elements. Both sides are impeccably preserved. Census for the date: 1 in 67, 0 finer (3/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FG, PCGS# 6129)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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