1908-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6514)

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

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Lot Description
1908-O 50C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Though the New Orleans Mint was fading quickly through the first decade of the 20th century, it put out one last solid issuance of half dollars, more than 5.3 million pieces, in 1908, before sliding below a million of the coins in its last obscure year. The 1908-O coins are available with some regularity in lesser Mint State grades, but PCGS has graded just a dozen pieces as Superb Gems with none numerically finer (11/10). This richly toned example is one of those coins, toned reddish-orange and blue through the fields with softly frosted silver-gray interiors. Well-defined and smooth with great all-around visual appeal.
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