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Lot 827

1860 Liberty Seated Half Dime. NGC graded MS-68. Old holder. Well struck, frosty with light blue toning on both sides. Were we asked to define the "definitive" Superb Uncirculated half dime featuring the Legend Obverse motifs, this 1860 would be the template we would use for painting our word picture. With a population of 7 MS68s at present, there may have been a little group of this date at one time, though the coins rarely make it into auctions nowadays, so must be widely dispersed and in strong hands. This is an exquisite example. It marks the initial year of the Legend Obverse type (1860-73). Virtual perfection in the fields whose colorful toning streams light out in every direction due to the iridescent nature of the blues and steel shades. It is plain to see this was delivered a full, sharp blow by the dies. We just cannot speak too highly of this coin. Pop 7; none finer. Tied for finest known.
Estimated Value $4,000 - 4,500.

Realized $4,370

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