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    1837 50C GR-7, R.2, MS62 PCGS. A die anomaly at the C in AMERICA is popularly known as the "Inverted G" variety, but perhaps a more accurate description is an upside-down, backwards G. However, no G punch was used. There must have been die damage to the proper C, which was modified without success. The GR-7 die pair remains popular with collectors nevertheless. This is a richly toned example, with iridescent colors lurking beneath olive-gray overtones. A sharp strike adds to the considerable eye appeal. (Variety PCGS# 531053, Base PCGS# 6176)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Cooper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2019
    17th-24th Thursday-Thursday
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