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Lot 1271

1851-O Liberty Seated Half Dime. PCGS graded MS-66. Housed in PCGS holder 8968287. A frosty gem and lightly toned. Candidate for finest known. Ideal for a type Registry Set. With 860,000 pieces struck, this is one of the more available New Orleans half dimes in low-level mint condition. However, in MS66, the evidence points the other way, the point being this is one of the finest graded, and likely one of the finest known of the date, this piece dazzles the eye with silvery gray to warm russet luster on both sides. Furthermore, there are no blemishes or frustrating contact marks found even with a glass. The strike gets the nod, too, wherein we note virtually full stars around Liberty and clear details on her head, with perhaps only adequate dentils. Some die file marks on the upper right obverse rim towards a few of the stars may interest the die variety specialist. A rare coin in this grade, and a true gem for the connoisseur. Pop 1; none better. (PCGS # 4348) .
Estimated Value $7,000 - 8,000.

Realized $8,625

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