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Lot 397

1853-O Liberty Seated Half Dime. No arrows. EF-40. One of the classic rarities of series, the 1853-O no arrows were coined to the tune of 160,000, but most were melted. Breen, in his Encyclopedia estimated that there were "at least 3, possibly 5 Uncs., about 5 others EF-AU". The dates are always weak, no exception here, and we note a shallow scrape down the 1, further weakening it. Toned with a rich rainbow of colors around the periphery, light silvery gray at the centers. This one is probably in the top dozen or so known, and a beautiful, original example it is. Perfect for the date collector who wants a really choice coin for the grade.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from an unknown source in the 1940s.

Realized $1,495

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