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Gem 1826 Half Dollar, O-118a
Moderate Golden-Brown Toning

1826 50C MS65 PCGS. O-118a, R.1. Medium golden-gray throughout save for occasional slender bands of ocean-blue at the margins. This coruscating Gem is remarkably free from abrasion and has a pleasing strike with only the uppermost stars lacking a precise strike. Die cracks over the reverse legends correspond to the late Overton die stage.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FM, PCGS# 6143)

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September, 2012
6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
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