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    1826 Half Dollar, O-110, MS67
    Tied for Finest Certified

    1826 50C MS67 NGC. Ex: Kaufman. O-110, R.2. Slight signs of recutting show on the inner top loop of the 8, as well as on several of the peripheral stars, although that facet is unmentioned in Overton. (Also unmentioned are small tines of metal projecting from some of the stars, notably 2, 6, and 7.) All of the arrowheads on the reverse are joined, confirming the die marriage. Splendid, radiant cartwheel luster and untroubled, mark-free silver-white surfaces tinted with gold are this coin's chief attributes. Areas of obverse die rust and old clash marks have produced some roughness on the coin, but they do not affect the grade or the overall high appeal. Tied for the finest certified. Census: 2 in 67, 0 finer (3/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24FM, PCGS# 6143)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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