Choice 1846 Seated Half Dollar, Tall Date1846 50C Tall Date MS64 NGC. CAC. The Tall Date variety is confirmed by the open 6 in the date. This example displays sharp details throughout, with mint luster and attractive toning in shades of mint-green, aquamarine, russet, orange, and yellow appearing on both sides, primarily at the outer portions. The open area under the eagle's right wing reveals pinscratches. Roller marks, as-made, run diagonally near the lower left quarter of the obverse. (NGC ID# 24H7, PCGS# 6252)
Weight: 13.36 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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