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    1850-O Half Dollar, MS65
    Important Condition Rarity

    1850-O 50C WB-101, Die Pair 3, R.3, MS65 PCGS. CAC. The 1850-O is a difficult acquisition in Mint State, where Randy Wiley and Bill Bugert (1993) assign the date a low R.5. PCGS has certified fewer than 60 Mint State examples, mainly through near-Gem. Gems are very rare and finer examples are nearly unobtainable.

    The grayish-purple surfaces of this MS65 coin are blushed with cobalt-blue patination overlying strong luster. An exacting strike imparts bold definition to the design elements, and close inspection of the well-preserved surfaces reveals no significant marks. Die rust is visible on parts of Liberty's portrait, not unusual for a New Orleans issue. Excellent overall eye appeal. Population: 4 in 65, 2 finer. CAC: 3 in 65, 2 finer (5/16).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2012), lot 3237.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572076, Base PCGS# 6265)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2016
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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