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    Impeccable MS67 1833 O-101 Half

    1833 50C MS67 NGC. O-101, R.1. The 8 in the date is high, and there is no open gap in the milling above star 12, which is a characteristic of the similar Obverse 5 on O-105. Some small die lines appear in the reverse shield, just to the left of the upper border. The 5 in the denomination has a heavy flag and is higher than the adjacent 0. This splendid Superb Gem has original album toning, with silver-white centers radiating outward toward gold, amber, and iridescent steel-blue at the rims on both sides. A small planchet flaw on Liberty's neck is as made. The surfaces are, however, virtually contact-free. The present piece is two points finer than the highest-graded example in the Herrman reference.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24FX, PCGS# 6163)


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