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Lot 872

1826. NGC graded MS-66. Lovely gold and blue toning. This coin must be one of the most attractive Mint State 1826 Half Dollars extant. The coin displays layer upon layer of rich, deep magenta and blue toning spanning the surface, with golden accents, and all iridescence at a few angles; mesmerizing if one stares at it too long. The reverse impression is as expertly centered and preserved as the obverse, and it has been brought up bold by the dies. All features, neck feathers, talons, scroll, the shield "chief" (that being the horizontal lines at the top) and everything in-between is clearly displayed. The obverse couldnt be better produced, either. Even if a critic were to get on his high horse and argue about something, there is nothing to argue over, the coin is sure-fire bold on every direction. This includes full stars. One of the most gorgeous specimens we have seen in a long time. A coin that calls out for inclusion in an advanced collection of Capped Bust Halves. Pop 18; 7 finer, 1 in 66 Star, 1 in 66+, 5 in 67.
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.

Realized $12,338

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