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    Conditionally Rare WB-102, 1842 Seated Half MS63

    1842 50C Small Date, Large Letters MS63 PCGS. WB-102. The 102 variety is rarely seen in Mint State, and the 1992 Wiley-Bugert reference called this variety a Low R.8 in Uncirculated condition. The Small Dates are underrated compared to the Medium Dates--at least five times scarcer. This is a lovely, satiny example that is mostly untoned in the centers with gradually deepening golden-rose and cobalt-blue toning around the margins. Sharply struck throughout. (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24GU, PCGS# 6240)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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