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Lot 873

1826. NGC graded MS-65. A nice white well struck coin. There is little to say about the surfaces of this 1826 Capped Bust Half Dollar as they are as near to perfect for such an early specimen as imaginable. The mint frost is thick. It radiates. There is a surreal intensity over each side. Nature has put a bit of light patina present as well, around the rim on both sides. Probably a good many are nowhere near as carefully struck as this 1826, with no suggestion or even a whisper of weakness at the main design features. We can describe them for you, individually, but what is the point. The coin is fantastic in terms of its sharp relief. Zoom in on the photographs if you are viewing this Lot online. You will be delighted as we are by this coin's resplendence! Among Mint State Half Dollars of this vintage, only a few in existence today could seriously challenge the Gem offered here. Pop 57; 26 finer, 1 in 65 Star, 18 in 66, 1 in 66 Star, 1 in 66+ Star, 5 in 67.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 7,500.


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