1908-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6514)
The January 2012 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 8708
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This issue's original mintage of 5.3 million pieces is among the more generous in the Barber half dollar series. While circulated date collectors will have little trouble locating a 1908-O for their collection, high quality Gems are anything but common at either PCGS or NGC. This original example is boldly toned overall, particularly at the borders. The sharp strike is noteworthy for a product of the New Orleans Mint, and the surfaces do not reveal any noteworthy distractions.