1829/7 50C MS (PCGS# 6155)

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

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Lot Description
1829/7 50C MS65 NGC. O-102, R.2. The overdate is bold and affects all four digits, and well deserves its status as a separate Guide Book variety. This obverse die was mated with two separate reverse dies, O-102 being the scarcer of the two die marriages. Any discussion along these lines is, however, academic, as all overdate Bust Halves that grade as fine as the present Gem are sure to elicit strong bids from specialists. In addition, this is a simply beautiful coin whose razor sharp strike has to be seen to be fully appreciated. The surfaces are pristine and frosty beneath rich lavender-charcoal toning. Warmer orange, gold, and olive colored accents are interspersed throughout. NGC and PCGS combined report only ten 1829/7 Half Dollars of both die varieties in MS65, and only 5 finer (3/10). Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2001), lot 6517, which realized $6,900.
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