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    Rarely Encountered 1842-O Half Dollar
    WB-101, Small Date, Small Letters
    R.8 in Mint State, MS62

    1842-O 50C Small Date, Small Letters MS62 PCGS. CAC. In The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Half Dollars, Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert identify three major varieties of 1842-O half dollars. The present coin is an example of the WB-101 variety, characterized by the small date and small letters on the reverse. The mintage of the small date variety is believed to be a minuscule 203,000 pieces. This tiny mintage is further divided into two sub-varieties, distinguished by the placement of the mintmark. The present example has a low mintmark, centered over the F in HALF, and a die crack between AL. This reverse die was also used in combination with an obverse from 1841. Die state analysis convinces Wiley and Bugert that this variety of 1842-O half dollar was actually struck before the 1841-O. WB-101 is extremely rare in Mint State grades, with Wiley and Bugert awarding it an R.8 rating at this level.
    The present coin features attractive gray toning over muted Mint luster. The strike is a little soft, as always seen on this issue. Handling marks are minimal for the grade. This example is a delightful, interesting prize for the Seated Liberty specialist. Population: 1 in 62, 1 finer (11/08).
    From The Findley Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 24GV, PCGS# 6238)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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