1836 50C 50/00, Lettered Edge MS (PCGS# 6170)
The March 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1968
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1836 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Lettered Edge. O-116. Rarity-2. 50/00. EF-45 (PCGS). Lightly and evenly patinated in a golden-gray hue, a wispy abrasion in the center of the obverse is the only distraction of note. A later state of the dies has resulted in more-or-less soft definition at the borders, but the all-important 0 underdigit in the reverse denomination is discernible with the aid of a loupe. The central devices are suitably bold.