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    1851-O Half Dollar, MS65
    A High-Mintage, Low-Availability Issue

    1851-O 50C MS65 PCGS. CAC. On the surface, the mintage of 402,000 pieces would seem to be generous for the 1851-O half. However, New Orleans silver was heavily circulated, and few examples were set aside in Mint State. In part, this was because there was basically no collecting base in the country in 1851. Also, no one paid attention to mintmarks until after 1900 or so, by which time most 1851-O halves were heavily circulated. This is one of the few exceptions. The surfaces exhibit strong mint luster and varying shades of gray toning on each side, lighter in the centers and darker at the margins. The strike definition is strong throughout. Population: 3 in 65, 1 finer (6/10).
    From The Personal Collection of David W. Akers.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24HK, PCGS# 6267)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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