1908-O 50C MS (PCGS# 6514)

John C. Hugon Collection

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Lot Description
1908-O 50C MS68 NGC. The 1908-O has the highest mintage of any New Orleans half and the second highest in the entire series (after the 1899) with more than 5.3 million pieces produced. Of course, as with all Barber halves Gem and finer examples are seldom encountered. This is the finest example certified by either of the major services. This is also the famous (or infamous?) "Mumps" variety with die swelling evident at the back of Liberty's neck. This is a highly lustrous coin, notably so for an O-mint product, and there are no reportable abrasions on either side of this exquisite coin. Both sides are also layered in multiple shades of deep violet and sea-green. The striking details are strongly brought up on both obverse and reverse. Outstanding quality.
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