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Lot 823

1842-O Liberty Seated Half Dime. PCGS graded MS-66. Lovely blue and natural golden toning. A scarce coin from a low mintage of only 350,000 pieces, the 1842-O is seldom offered in any Uncirculated grade. In fact, the current Guide Book of United States Coins mistakenly gives it a relatively low list price for a date that is virtually unobtainable in Mint condition. This Condition Census heart-throb is fresh and satiny with frost throughout the fields. The color is radiant on both sides, but the outward appearance is essentially one of iridescence almost impossible to describe in mere words. In borrowing a phrase from President Theodore Roosevelt as he stood on a ridge crest surveying Cripple Creek, Colorado, its beauty "bankrupts the vocabulary." Not even a single toning spot in found on this exemplary coin, and the surfaces are free of abrasions. Identifiable by a thin mint-made die line through two berries on the reverse, touching the upper right serif of H and crossing into the A of HALF. Impressive to say the least!Pop 1; none finer (PCGS # 4331) .
Estimated Value $23,000 - 24,000.


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