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    1881 Liberty Octagonal 50 Cents, BG-964, R.7, MS 62 PCGS. This is one of Breen-Gillio's "suppressed mavericks" of unknown maker. The obverse of this piece shows some incused markings from another half dollar variety. Careful examination shows a mirror image of HALF DOL and a star above which closely match the reverses of BG-922 and 924, both undated stock reverses of Robert Gray. No other reverse matches the incused markings of this piece, especially in regards to the berry which can also be seen in the obverse field. Thus, we can, with much confidence, attribute this maverick to the Levinson Brothers, successors to Robert Gray & Company, some of whose dies would have been acquired in the takeover. (NGC ID# 2BY6, PCGS# 10822)

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    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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