1834 50C Large Date, Large Letter MS (PCGS# 6164)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 10305
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Pleasing gunmetal-gray with tinges of blue and rose-gold in the toning arena, with lustrous fields beneath. The strike is sharp on the stars and curls of Liberty, also on the eagle too. High quality for a silver coin of this era, as most show considerably more hairlines or handling marks, here close scrutiny fails to find more than a faint nick or scuff, as the quality nudges close to the gem level.