1896-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6475)

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

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Lot Description
1896-O 50C AU55 NGC. CAC. The semikey status of the 1896-O half has long been recognized by specialists. In part this is due to the low mintage of only 924,000 pieces. It is also due to the lack of collectors for this mint's products in the 1890s. Uncirculated examples are particularly scarce. This Choice AU piece is one of the few available for collectors who specialize in Almost Uncirculated Barber halves. This piece shows just a trace of friction, generous remaining mint luster, light gray patina overall that deepens around the margins.
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