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    1834 O-106 Half Dollar, MS65
    Large Date, Small Letters
    Repunched 4

    1834 50C Large Date, Small Letters MS65 PCGS. CAC. O-106, R.1. The date has a large 4 punched over a smaller, crude 4, and the M in AMERICA has a crooked left upright. The repunched 4 is sufficient that we believe this variety should carry its own Guide Book listing. Several high-grade examples of this die marriage are known, including one or two Premium Gem specimens, and it is a popular candidate to represent the Large Date, Small Letters type in Guide Book collections. The present specimen is almost certainly one of the 10 finest surviving specimens. This impressive piece has satiny luster with lovely reddish-gold centers and iridescent peripheries. The strike is bold at the centers and a little weaker toward the borders, as usual for the variety. Population: 12 in 65, 1 finer (7/11), for all 1834 Large Date, Small Letters varieties.
    From The Oliver Collection. (NGC ID# 24FY, PCGS# 6165)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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