Near-Gem 1849-O Half1849-O 50C MS64 NGC. An important condition rarity among O-mint Halves, only two Gems have been certified in higher grades by either of the major services. This piece shows finely chiseled central devices with softly defined peripheral details. Golden-rose and lilac toning is swirled across the obverse with more even light golden patina on the reverse.
From the Richard Genaitis Collection.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24HF, PCGS# 6263)
Weight: 13.36 grams
Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
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