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    1827 50C Curl Base 2, O-146, R.2, AU58 PCGS. 49 die varieties of 1827 half dollars are known, but only two feature a Curl Base 2. Since O-147 is very scarce, those who collect by Guide Book variety tend to acquire an example of O-146. The present lustrous stone-white representative has a good strike and only a single evident mark, a hair-thin line between the final two stars.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24FN, Variety PCGS# 39749, Base PCGS# 6145)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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