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Lot 1436

1822 Capped Bust Half Dollar. NGC graded Overton-104 MS-65. Lovely rainbow toning on both sides. Nice original coin. Enclosed in PCGS holder 50249901. There is a single tiny toned spot on the drapery below the curl. An intensely beautiful, delightfully pleasing bust half dollar, a coin with superb underlying luster. What's more, it has a strike that is amazingly close to complete for a coin minted on a hand-operated press. Intense concentric rings of color -- which the fine photographs easily pick up -- suggest that the present specimen spent much of the last century in an old style Wayte Raymond album or coin envelope. (The few other 1822 bust halves grading MS65 or better that have sold in recent decades tended to sport flat "old silver" toning. Not a single one could boast this coin's symphony of colors!) Pop 1; Finest graded. (PCGS # 6129) .
Estimated Value $7,500 - 8,500.
Ex Heritage 7/2002:8091.

Realized $10,925

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