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    Rare 1855-O Half Eagle, AU53

    1855-O $5 AU53 NGC. With a mintage of only 11,000 pieces (the fourth lowest in the Half Eagle series), the 1855-O is a very popular issue with collectors. It is seldom located in AU or mint condition and only 5-6 Almost Uncirculated pieces believed known. This is a well struck example, as are most '55-O Fives, and the surfaces are bright with just a touch of reddish patina over the basic green-gold colored planchet. Numerous small abrasions are peppered over each side, but the only one worthy of mention is a small mark above the eagle's head.
    From the Ashland City Collection. (NGC ID# 25UT, PCGS# 8264)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2003
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
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