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Mail Bid Auction 51

Auction ended on February 15, 2021

Lot Number 68

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1828 Sm. Lets Rev -  O.119 R.3 PCGS Shield AU 58

Full, flashy luster throughout.  The untoned surfaces are immaculate.  The strike is equally impressive.  There is no chance this coin entered circulation.  On another day it might grade MS 62.  The small letter reverse die is unique for this date.  It also appears on the 1829 O.111.  In 1987 Mssrs. Gunnet and Leaman worked out the emission order for the capped bust series and found that this “1828” half-dollar was struck in 1829, right after the 1829 O.110.  Why discard a perfectly serviceable obverse die simply because the calendar had turned over?!  Be sure to check your AMBPR and Rutherford’s web site price guide before bidding.  This Red Book variety is a want list fixture in AU 58.  Our consignor found this one in 2009, hiding in a dealer’s case.   Estimate: $1,800 to $2,500

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