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    1849-O WB-101 Seated Half, MS64
    Only Two Finer Coins at PCGS

    1849-O 50C WB-101, Die Pair 6, R.3, MS64 PCGS. The obverse die shows heavy rust lumps on the portrait and shield. Bright silver luster dominates some streaky tan-gold toning that courses across the obverse, yet the fields are reflective and a sharp strike defines the star centers and Liberty's hair strands. The reverse is equally well-struck and deeply toned in a more prevalent distribution of the same toning, with gunmetal-blue shades added to the mix. Only a few tiny marks account for the near-Gem designation. Population (all varieties): 8 in 64, 2 finer (8/16). (NGC ID# 24HF, Variety PCGS# 572073, Base PCGS# 6263)

    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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    Auction Dates
    October, 2016
    3rd-5th Monday-Wednesday
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