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    1852 Octagonal Indian Half, Prooflike MS66
    Rare BG-962, Single Finest at PCGS

    1852 50C Indian Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-962, Low R.7, MS66 PCGS Secure. A radiant, prooflike lemon-gold example, pristine save for a wispy line above the fraction bar. The centers show selected blending typical of the series. Christopher Mohrig was the engraver for a lengthy series of Indian Head octagonal halves between 1872 and 1881. He also produced several rare backdated varieties, including three dated 1852. Regarding BG-962, PCGS has certified a mere nine pieces, with the present coin as the single finest from that service (7/14). (NGC ID# 2BY3, PCGS# 10820)

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