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    1855-C Half Eagle, Well-Struck AU50
    Nicely Preserved

    1855-C $5 AU50 NGC. Variety 1. The production of 1855-C half eagles was a considerable 39,788 coins, and all were struck using a single pair of dies, as far as is known today. The overworked reverse, in its final stages (not seen here), eventually developed a spectacular cud and rim break over AMER. This piece is in an earlier die state and shows a decent (if undramatic) strike for the date, with only stars 1-4 lacking their radial details. Apricot-gold surfaces show considerable retained luster and only minor abrasions consistent with a short spell in commerce. Census: 13 in 50, 82 finer (8/16).
    From The Ohio Valley Collection.(Registry values: P4)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 25UR, PCGS# 8262)

    Weight: 8.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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