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    Medellin debased 5 Decimos 1886, KM161 (technically an unlisted variety), EF45 details (cleaned) ANACS. Estados Unidos-Medellin. When Medellin debased their half dollar coinage sometime in early 1886, they used the previous reverse die and overpunched the 0,835 with "500". Thus both three-digit numbers are easily visible. This variety is the most common but ironically none of the several KM descriptions correctly describe it. Because of this simple catalog mistake, the fabulous Whittier group, sold by Heritage in 2006, included several cataloging errors including misplaced photographs. Thus several of the great rarities went begging! Students should study the photograph of this to understand the basic and normal design elements.
    From The Dana Roberts Collection.


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