1817/3 50C MS (PCGS# 6111)

2009 CSNS PN

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1817/3 50C MS66 NGC. Ex: Kaufman. O-101, R.3. Like the 1814/3 offered earlier, the 1817/3 overdate is a naked eye variety that can clearly be seen without any help from a glass. Unlike the 1814/3, this overdate is mostly visible at the bottom of the 7, with virtually the entire bottom half of the previous 3 still intact. Both dies are perfect, with no evidence of the late state die cracks, and also no evidence of the "pronounced die lumps" that Overton describes. Perhaps this example is deserving of an O-101 "prime" designation, indicating the perfect dies. PCGS has certified two MS64 submissions, the finest examples of this date that they have ever examined. At NGC, the Census Report lists six MS64s, two MS65s, and this solitary MS66 specimen, the finest ever certified. Quite a few others have been certified in lower Mint State grades but there is certainly a high probability of resubmission for this issue, resulting in only a few different physical coins. Probably just a dozen Mint State examples survive, and there is no doubt that this amazing Premium Gem is the finest of all. The strike is a trifle weak on the high points, but the luster is incredible with satiny surfaces beneath lovely light silver, pale gray, lilac, blue-green, and gold toning that deepens near the border. Examination with a glass reveals only a few slight imperfections on otherwise pristine surfaces. From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.
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