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Lot 1241

1842-O. PCGS graded MS-65. Wonderful natural golden sunset toning adds to this coin's appeal. Light silvery gray in color with vivid accents of color and offering pristine fields and devices. Unevenly struck as often seen on the early O-mint issues, especially on the obverse, where Liberty's head and two nearby stars fail to show detail, though the shield is pretty much complete and LIBERTY clear on the ribbon. Some obverse dentils are flattened. The date bold. On the reverse the wreath is complete all the way around to the lower left (which lies opposite the high points on the obverse and an area where the dies fail to complete their task on Seated Half Dimes and Seated Dimes of this Stars Obverse Type). Forget the reported mintages of the early New Orleans half dimes, they are far more difficult to find than one would expect. Especially rare in this Gem MS65 grade:Pop 4; 1 finer in 66. (PCGS # 4331) .
Estimated Value $11,000 - 12,000.


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