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    1848-O 50C WB-101, Die Pair 12, R.3, AU58 PCGS. CAC. Lustrous, untoned, and unmarked with a good strike except on the upper obverse elements. The 1848-O is much scarcer in Mint State than its mintage might suggest, and even near-Mint examples are elusive. Housed in a green label holder.
    From The Merrill Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572065, Base PCGS# 6261)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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