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    1848-O WB-101 Seated Half, Frosty MS64
    Ex: Dick Osburn Collection

    1848-O 50C WB-101, Die Pair 17, R.3, MS64 PCGS. Ex: Dick Osburn Collection. Lightly toned, frosty, and lustrous, this sharply struck near-Gem ranks among the finest of the New Orleans date and certainly of its die pair, which was headed for its imminent demise in the final use of the obverse and the sole use of a heavily cracked reverse. Nearly full details attend the devices despite the advanced state of the dies. Shades of lilac, peach-gold, and pearlescent silver provide exceptional eye appeal, seldom seen on this or any O-Mint issue. Population (all varieties combined): 5 in 64, 4 finer (11/16).

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

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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