1811 50C Small 8 MS (PCGS# 6097)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 825
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As a whole, the earlier-dated issues in the Capped Bust Half Dollar series are much rarer in Mint State than the deliveries that date to the mid-to-late 1820s and 1830s. This 1811 is not only fully Unc, but it is beautifully toned with multicolored iridescence outlining most of the devices. The base color on both sides is a warmer silver-gray shade, and the strike is equally sharp in all areas. Free of significant abrasions, with superior eye appeal that is sure to result in strong bidder competition.