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Lot 373

1840-O Liberty Seated Half Dime. Drapery. PCGS graded AU-50. This is an extremely rare coin in high grade. PCGS has seen 3 in this grade, with 3 graded AU-55 above, and a single coin above that at MS-63. PCGS has graded 15 examples in all, which reflects the rarity of this date. We note light surface scratches left and below the date and the obverse fields may have been carefully smoothed many years ago. Struck adequately by the dies, and we note luster in the fields especially near the devices. A serious date collector would do well to secure a specimen of this date when offered, as it may be some time before another turns up. The last offered we could find was Stack's 1/97, lot 499 as "choice BU", just over five years ago! Don't miss out on this rarity.
Estimated Value $600 - 800.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Ira S. Reed on December 5, 1945 for $10.00.

Realized $1,323

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