1835 50C MS (PCGS# 6168)

The March 2011 Baltimore Auction

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1835 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-103. Rarity-2. MS-63 (PCGS). CAC. OGH. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Lustrous steel-gray with fiery rainbow highlights at the rims. A boldly struck specimen that is choice for the assigned grade.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;There is something <i>special </i>about Capped Bust Half Dollars minted from 1807 to 1836, and for many years they have captured the attention of specialists. As a general rule, examples are available in higher grades, say VF upward, with many Mint State coins for certain varieties. This is because during the time they were minted, many were used as stocks in bank reserves rather than being used in actual circulation. These were the highest denomination coin of the realm from 1807 until August 1834 (at which time the Coinage Act of June 28, 1834 took effect, reducing the precious metal content of gold coins slightly, permitting them to circulate once again -- which they had not done for many years).<br /><br />
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