1893-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6466)

2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas #1175

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Lot Description
1893-O 50C MS65 NGC. A patch of small reeding marks above Liberty's eye is among the few mentionable signs of contact on this low-mintage O-mint Barber half. The mintage was, however, not so low that it attracted much contemporary attention, and in any case collecting modern issues according to mintmarks was in its infancy at the time this piece was coined. In addition, few were saved since they were not first-year issues. The reflective fields show a prooflike quality, and there is little trace of color beyond silver-white. The strike is bold, even though not absolute, and some bold die clashing shows on the upper left reverse. Census: 6 in 65, 2 finer (8/12).
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