Description1825 50C MS61 PCGS. O-107, R.2. A perfect dies specimen with light obverse and reverse flowlines. This fully lustrous Mint State piece has ivory surfaces with hints of gold toning. An attractive example for the specialist or the type collector. Despite a low rarity rating, this piece may fall in the Condition Census. Only three Mint State pieces have appeared for sale at auction over the last decade, according to Steve Herrman's record.
From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24FL, PCGS# 6142)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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