1838-O H10C No Stars MS (PCGS# 4314)

2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284

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Lot Description
1838-O H10C No Stars MS62 PCGS. By far the scarcer of two No Stars Half Dime issues and, more importantly, the first Half Dime issue struck at the New Orleans Mint. Just 70,000 pieces were produced. One might expect that the novelty of the '38-O Half Dime would lead to many dozens, even hundreds being spared from circulation, but such does not seem to be the case at all. The present example is one of perhaps twenty known Uncirculated survivors. The strike is typically bold and both sides are draped in murky steel-violet and olive-gray patina. Population: 4 in 62, 3 finer (11/01).
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