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1826 O.110. Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated

From Stack's October 2006 New York Auction, Session 1 on Oct 17, 2006

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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The George Byers Collection of U. S. Half Dollars, 1795-1964 United States Half Dollars United States Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollars

1826 O.110. Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. Completely snow-white on both obverse and reverse,...1826 O.110. Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. Completely snow-white on both obverse and reverse, without a hint of toning. The lustre is radiant in the fields and dominates the surfaces. This is a middle die state with faint clashmarks present on the obverse and reverse, and evidence of die rust is present over Liberty and the surrounding fields. Examination of the surfaces fails to find fault, as there are virtually no signs of handling or contact--quite a memorable event for any coin of the period and especially so for a Capped Bust Half Dollar. Arguably one of the Finest Capped Bust Half Dollars in existence of any date, as few could exceed the exceptional quality offered in the present coin.

Identifiable by a minute planchet flake floating in the middle of the field between star 4 and the tip of Liberty's nose. As to the strike, Liberty's curls show strong definition, but most of the obverse stars lack their full centers, and the right talons of the eagle show slight softness. Without question, this coin is within the Condition Census, and likely the Finest Known of the variety. It is the Finest reported in AMBPR and the sole Superb Gem although a small handful are seen a notch below of this die pairing. If you love blazing white Superb coins, then here is one that will become the cornerstone of any great collection. NGC MS67.

Ex The FUN Sale (Heritage, January 2003, lot 7097 at $12,075).

Lot # 1062 Session 1
Hammer Price: $15,000.00

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