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    1829 Small Letters Half, O-112, MS63

    1829 50C Small Letters MS63 NGC. O-112, R.1. A cluster of die lines between the date and star 13 are visible on early die states of the O-112, as here. Cherry pickers will do well to memorize this obverse. It appears in its late die state, without the die lines, on the R.8 (2 known) 1829 O-120 (which was actually struck in 1831), married to a different reverse that was first used in 1831, the 1831 O-104. The present example has the classic appearance of many half-dollars from the Newman Collection. It features a deep, lightly iridescent crust of antique toning over original, unblemished surfaces.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24FS, PCGS# 6154)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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