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    Impressively Toned Premium Gem 1834 Half Dollar

    1834 50C Small Date, Small Letters MS66 NGC. O-121, R.3. Overton's 'Stair Step' date, which has a high 8 and low 3, paired with a reverse featuring a boldly recut 5 in 50 C. Impressive, satiny luster glistens over each side and is overlaid with variegated shades of sea-green, bright rose, and lime-golden patina. An impressive piece with a good strike and virtually unmarked surfaces, as would be expected of the high grade. The dies are rotated about 30 degrees counterclockwise.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 6166)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2006
    13th-14th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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