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    "Checkerboard Reverse" 1842-O Half Dollar, An Attractive Near-Mint Example

    1842-O 50C Medium Date, Reverse of 1842 AU58 PCGS. Listed by Walter Breen as a Large Date in his Complete Encyclopedia, however, most specialists and reference works now describe this as a Medium Date variety. Although no such coin is listed in the Wiley & Bugert reference, we have dubbed this the "Checkerboard Reverse" variety. On the reverse, every vertical shield line extends well into the horizontal lines, and nearly every one extends to the top horizontal shield line. The surfaces are bright and retain generous portions of mint luster. Well struck, the surfaces are mostly brilliant except for two thin rings of russet-golden and blue around the peripheries. Minimally abraded with just the slightest trace of friction evident.
    From The Frank O. Fredericks Collection, Part Six.(#6242) (Registry values: N491)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24GW, PCGS# 6242)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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

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