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    1826 O-112a Half Dollar, MS66
    Single-Finest Certified

    1826 50C O-112a, R.2, MS66 NGC. Die chips in the upper loop of the first S in STATES, and above the diagonal of the N in UNITED, confirm the usual later Overton die stage. Rich sea-green and chestnut-brown toning encompasses this coruscating and well struck high-grade Capped Bust type coin. The reverse appears immaculate, and obverse contact is minimal, limited to a thin lines on the cheekbone and on the field above the date and west of star 12. Herrman's Spring 2019 Revision Condition Census for O-112a is topped by four MS65 NGC examples, which gives the present lot single-finest bragging rights.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24FM, Variety PCGS# 408532, Base PCGS# 6143)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    6th-9th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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