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    1835 Capped Bust Half Dollar, MS65
    Popular O-109 Variety

    1835 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. O-109, R.2. A large mintage of 5.3 million Capped Bust half dollars was accomplished in 1835, with 10 die varieties known for the date. The date on this coin is in a straight line and the right side of I in PLURIBUS is under the left side of the second T in STATES, identifying the O-109 variety.

    Attractive shades of golden-brown and lavender-gray toning blanket both sides of this delightful Gem, with vibrant mint luster underneath. The design elements are sharply detailed, except for the usual flatness on the stars and some letters in the motto on the reverse, where some drawing lines or die striations prevent complete detail. No mentionable distractions are evident and eye appeal is outstanding. Stephen Herrman's list of auction appearances lists a single representative of the O-109 in MS65, with three finer coins, one of which appears twice in the listing.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24FZ, PCGS# 6168)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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