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    1861 Scott CSA Restrike Half Dollar, MS65
    One of the Finest Known

    1861 50C Scott Restrike MS65 NGC. New York coin dealer J.W. Scott purchased the dies that struck the four original CSA half dollars in 1879 from Ebenezer Mason, who in turn had purchased them from Dr. B.F. Taylor, formerly Chief Coiner of the New Orleans mint. Scott then purchased 500 1861 (allegedly O-mint) half dollars, planed off the reverses, and struck the CSA imprint onto the now-blank reverses; thus producing what is the closest item most will ever see or own to an Original CSA half dollar. This is the finest Restrike we can remember having seen. The CSA imprint is unusually bold throughout. The obverse, of course, lacks high point definition since it was partially flattened in the restriking process. However, even the obverse is better-defined than most Restrikes we have seen. Original golden-rose and gray patina is seen over each side, and there are no obvious handling marks present. Census: 4 in 65, 1 finer (6/17).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2C4S, PCGS# 340402)


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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