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    1832 O-103 Half, MS66
    Condition Census Specimen

    1832 50C Small Letters MS66 NGC. O-103, R.1. Most easily attributed by the die lump on Liberty's drapery fold and the recutting on the upright of the 5 in the denomination. Quite a few high-grade pieces are known of this variety, but this one appears tied with two other MS66 NGC pieces as possibly the finest known. The mint luster is thick and frosted and the obverse shows rich, deep violet, blue, and citrine toning, while the reverse is a more subdued gray-lilac. Outstanding eye appeal and overall preservation of surfaces. Worthy of the finest quality die variety, date, or type collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FW, PCGS# 6160)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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