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    1818 O-112 Half Dollar, MS66
    From the Eliasberg Collection
    The Finest Known

    1818 50C O-112, R.1, MS66 PCGS Secure. Ex: Friend. According to Stephen Herrman, this is the finest known 1818 O-112 half dollar of any die state. This intermediate die state is later than some examples of O-112, but is an earlier strike than the true O-112a die state that is considered a rarity. The Eliasberg Collection of Capped Bust half dollars was particularly memorable for its considerable number of exceptional coins, including the present Premium Gem that was conservatively graded a little over two decades ago as MS63. A highly lustrous example, this piece has delicate golden-brown and iridescent toning over virtually flawless surfaces. The central design elements are a trifle shallow, with bold peripheral details.
    Ex: George H. Earle Collection (Henry Chapman, 6/1912); John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate; Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1755.
    From The Dale Friend Collection of Bust Half Dollars.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24F9, Variety PCGS# 39530, Base PCGS# 6113)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2018
    14th-19th Tuesday-Sunday
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