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Lot 33449

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Type Coin
Title Lot 33449
Date 1819/8
Country U.S.
Service Catalog # 6119
Denomination 50C
Description 1819/8 50C Large 9 MS65+ NGC. CAC. O-106, R.4. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. We believe this high-end Gem to be the finest known example of the O-106. The sharply detailed design elements complement the pristine fields. The boldly lustrous surfaces are blanketed in a delightful blend of gold, lilac, gray, and rose toning. Eye appeal is terrific and technical quality is unsurpassed. The state of preservation is nothing short of miraculous. Everything about this overdate signals originality. More than 2.2 million Capped Bust half dollars were struck in 1819, with 15 known die varieties. Six varieties are overdates, the largest number for any year in the series. Five of the 1819 overdates display a Large 9. There is one Small 9 overdate, O-101. The Large 9 O-106, offered here, is the scarcest of the group, with an R.4 rarity rating (80 to 200 known). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $49,937.50 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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