1819/8 50C Large 9 MS (PCGS# 6119)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 834
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1819/8 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-104. Rarity-1. Large 9. AU-50 (PCGS). The PCGS insert incorrectly attributes this coin as an example of the 1819/8 Small 9 <em>Guide Book</em> variety. While this coin is definitely an 1819/8, dramatic recutting on star 2 confirms the O-104 attribution and, hence, the Large 9 <em>Guide Book </em>variety.<br /> A handsome piece with undeniable originality, both sides exhibit steel-gray rim highlights to otherwise even antique-gold patina. Sharply struck from the dies, light wear and scattered abrasions do little more than define the grade.