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Lot 538

1837 Capped Bust Half Dollar. PCGS graded MS-65. Old green holder. Nice even toning. This is a noteworthy example of a new design struck using brand-new (to the U.S. Mint) technology: a steam-operated minting press. Not only is the coin distinctive looking, with spiffy newly worked Capped Bust profile of Liberty, but the coin excels as one whose lightly patinated surfaces show pinpoint striking definition throughout and are largely free of distracting contact marks. A sharp impression was left by the recoil of the dies that struck this 1837 half dollar. We will be impressed to see how bidders react. The Gem MS65 level is the turning point to these elusive pieces! Pop 17; 7 finer; 5 in 66; 2 in 67. (PCGS # 6176) .
Estimated Value $15,000 - 16,000.
The Mark Gordon Collection.

Realized $14,375

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