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    1824/1 Bust Half, O-101, MS66
    Likely Finest Known

    1824/1 50C MS66 NGC. Ex: Kaufman. O-101, R.2. The telltale diagnostic for this popular overdate variety is the flag of the underdigit 1, which is plainly visible protruding out from each side of the overdigit 4. Deep, original coloration on both sides of this piece includes steel-blue and sapphire hues, with tinges of lilac in the centers. Despite the intense color, much luster manages to burst forth. Another wonderfully original, "unfooled-with" piece with the Phil Kaufman pedigree. The Herrman reference shows an MS65 that we handled in February 1999 atop the condition census for the variety, making this piece quite likely the finest known. This is the single finest of the variety certified at NGC (3/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection. (NGC ID# 24FK, PCGS# 6139)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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