1812/1 50C Large 8 MS (PCGS# 6102)

The March 2011 Baltimore Auction

  • Auctioneer:
    Stack's/Bowers
  • Lot Number:
    1861
  • Grade:
    VF35
  • Price:
    $9,200.00
Lot Description
A find for the Bust Half Dollar variety collector, this is a&nbsp;pleasingly original mid-grade example of the elusive 1812/1 Large 8 <em>Guide Book </em>variety. An early state of the die marriage without the obverse cracks, bold sides&nbsp;remain boldly defined in the presence of light-to-moderate wear. Sandy-gray patina deepens a bit at the borders. The reverse is quite smooth, but we are compelled to mention a concentration of wispy abrasions over and around the obverse portrait. That side of the coin also reveals strike doubling to Liberty's profile and stars 1-7.
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