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Lot 2096

1851 U.S. Assay Office $50 "slug", 887 THOUS. Reeded edge. Sharpness of Extremely Fine. Light golden surfaces with a frosty texture. Feather detail and neck detail are sharp. The device of the eagle, shield and rocks have been spared any jarring nicks and this adds heavily to the eye appeal of this piece. A patch of old tick marks are located above the head of the eagle, just below "887 Thous". Often found with heavy rim bruising, this choice "slug" has great rim detail on both obverse and reverse, not a single ding being mentionable. The interwoven circles on the reverse are bold and display choice luster radiating outwards from the center. A choice example and seldom seem this nice in the Very Fine to Extremely Fine grade range.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.

Realized $16,675

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