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    Outstanding Square Base 2 1827 Half
    O-112, MS66

    1827 50C Square Base 2 MS66 NGC. O-112, R.3. This is the early die state for the variety with no evidence of obverse die cracks. It is a nicely made piece with good design definition and excellent centering. When this piece was offered in the 2003 ANA Sale, the cataloger described it as "a visual treat for the lover of toned coins," words that cannot be disputed. Each side has pale gold color at the centers with blue and iridescent toning about the peripheries. The strike is exceedingly bold, and the luster is lovely. A marvelously preserved survivor that has few equals. NGC has graded just two numerically finer Square Base 2 pieces (6/08).
    From the Duffy Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FN, PCGS# 6144)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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