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    1837 50C GR-14, R.1, MS63 PCGS. A readily available Reeded Edge variety, this Select Uncirculated GR-14 example displays an array of die cracks on both the obverse and reverse to confirm its latest die state. The reverse is a particularly late die state, with a full complement of die cracks as described in the Dick Graham reference. The obverse is heavily cracked through the date. Nicely lustrous with natural golden-gray toning, the coin ranks securely at the midpoint of the GR-14 Condition Census. (NGC ID# 24G4, Variety PCGS# 531060, 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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    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
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