1821 50C MS (PCGS# 6128)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1938
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This lovely Gem exhibits mostly silver-apricot iridescence to both sides. Closer inspection, however, does reveal more vivid reddish-rose and powder-blue highlights hugging the obverse denticles. Lustrous and satiny, with an impressively sharp strike for an earlier-date Half Dollar of the Capped Bust design. Very scarce in this grade, both for the issue and the type.