1892-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6462)

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    7201
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $6,325.00
Lot Description
1892-O 50C MS66 NGC. Only 390,000 1892-O Barber halves were made, the lowest of any branch mint issue and fourth-lowest in the series, behind the three well-known low-mintage Philadelphia issues of 1913-15. As such, it is a conditional rarity, and the present MS66 piece is about as nice as most collectors can ever hope to vie for: There are precisely three pieces numerically finer between NGC and PCGS combined. Brilliant, satiny surfaces are well but not fully struck, with an absence of distracting marks. This piece is tied numerically (different service) with the Duckor coin that we handled in our ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 3173, which brought $18,400. Census: 2 in 66, 1 finer (7/11). From The Oliver Collection.
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