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    Popular 1824/4 Half Dollar
    O-109, MS66

    1824/4 50C MS66 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg/Kaufman Collections. O-109, R.2. This variety is identified by the recut 4 in the date, a die defect dot in front of Liberty's eye, die defects joining the arrowheads, and the repunched lower left C in AMERICA. Liberty's profile is doubled, especially the nose lips, and chin. Donald Parsley (2005) writes that this popular variety is often mistaken for a 4 over 1, but is actually a 4 punched over a first 4 which was punched too far to the left.
    Soft luster resides on both sides of this silver-gray Premium Gem, and a well executed strike manifests itself with sharp definition on the design elements. Nicely preserved surfaces reveal no significant contact marks.
    Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997). lot 1805.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FK, PCGS# 6140)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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