1826 50C MS (PCGS# 6143)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1912
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1826 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-117. Rarity-2. MS-66 (PCGS). One of the finest seen of this date, as the surfaces are incredibly smooth and satiny. Toned over all with light silver-gray in the fields and framed in deeper blue and russet delights throughout stars and legends. Rather sharp on Liberty's curls, as all show the minute separation seldom seen on many examples of this type, although some of the stars lack their radial lines. Highly appealing for the toning and exceptional surface quality. Likely the very finest known of the variety, certainly the best in the Condition Census reported by Steve Herrman in his <em>Auction and Mail Bid Prices Realized For Bust Half Dollars 1794 - 1839</em>. In addition, one of the finest to survive of the entire date, as it falls within the top six graded by PCGS.