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Lot 371

1840-O Liberty Seated Half Dime. No drapery. PCGS graded MS-64. One of the finest known apparently, at least one of the finest graded by PCGS, which in their Population Reports notes just 2 coins graded this high, with none graded higher! The obverse is well struck, and we note each star is full, Liberty too, is well rounded in her ampleness. As to the toning, it is magnificent, with rose-red shades at the centers, and blue at the rims. On the reverse, we note a sharp strike on all but the left side of the bow, and minor radial die cracks extend from the rim towards the center in at least six places (this is not the same die that was used to strike the 1839-O a few lots back, but both are completely shattered). Struck from heavily clashed dies (both). A low mintage date that is seldom found in mint state, especially this nice.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 4,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Ira S. Reed on December 5, 1945 for $5.00.

Realized $6,325

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