Probable Finest Known 1827 O-147 Half, MS651827 50C Curl Base 2 MS65 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg/Kaufman. O-147, R.4. We believe that this coin from the Eliasberg Collection is the finest known example of the O-147 die marriage. Muted grayish-brown toning tends to subdue the frosty underlying luster of this wonderful Gem. The surfaces are pristine and virtually mark-free. A little soft on the curls, the striking characteristics typical of the variety.
Ex: M.A. Brown (Chapman Brothers, 4/1897); J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1835.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection. (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6145)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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