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1861-O 50C, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1861-O 50C, MS
Date 1861
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 6303
Denomination 50C
Mint Mark O

1861-O 50C WB-101, Die Pair 10, R.4 -- Obverse Scratched -- NGC Details. XF. This die pair was used by the Confederate States of America to strike half dollars between January 26 and May 31, 1861, after it had taken control of the New Orleans Mint. Diagnostics include a lump on Liberty's left (facing) shoulder, weak dentils below the date, and doubled outlines on the eagle's wings. The die crack that later travels from the rim down through the nose has not yet formed. Steel-gray surfaces show a couple of pinscratches across the obverse. Detail is good in spite of light friction and a touch of strike softness. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15445, realized $2640. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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