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    1851-O Half Dollar, Scarce MS64
    Original Speckled Toning
    Ex: Eliasberg

    1851-O 50C WB-101, Die Pair 4, R.3, MS64 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Eliasberg. A splendid example of this scarce New Orleans issue, with speckled blue-gray obverse toning and much underlying mint brilliance evident. The reverse displays shimmering mint luster with dappled blue and russet shades around the periphery. Sharply struck throughout and problem-free, the coin is semireflective in the fields and fully struck. Housed in a previous generation green label holder with CAC endorsement. Population: 8 in 64, 5 finer. CAC: 2 in 64, 5 finer (1/18).
    Ex: Nicholas Petry Collection (S.H. and H. Chapman, 5/10/1893); J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate, (1942), to Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg II (Bowers and Merena, 4/97), lot 1952, which sold for $4,400; October Long Beach Signature Sale (Heritage, 10/2001), lot 6967; Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 7/2003), lot 7560.

    Coin Index Numbers: (Variety PCGS# 572082, Base PCGS# 6267)

    Weight: 13.36 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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