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50C 1814 O-103. PCGS MS66+ CAC

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Auction The Regency Auction 28 Sep-2018 An impressive GEM that borders on the SUPERB category! Everything about this coin is superlative. It is hard to imagine how this beauty survived in such an exceptional state of preservation. Both sides are cloaked in a blazing silver cartwheel luster that rolls with stunning brilliance over uber-smooth fields and around crisply struck devices. On the obverse, every strand of Liberty's hair, every drapery fold, every crease in her cap, every star is boldly defined; on the reverse every shield line, every feather detail is strongly delineated. The raised die line connecting the ribbon to the eagle's sinister wing is the attribution point of O-103, making this a very interesting die variety for the collector. A totally original antique gold mixes over vibrant silver centers, deepens to a deep sunset-orange and a ring of brilliant blue at the extreme periphery. The surfaces are especially smooth and even using a strong loupe there are zero flaws worthy of mention. Both sides are exactly centered, with full dentils on both sides. The eye appeal is simply STUNNING. Solidly in the Condition Census, this coin is the 3rd FINEST known, with two coins listed numerically higher as having sold in auction, per Stephen Herrman's AMBPR, both graded by NGC as MS67 and MS68*. PCGS 5, NGC 7, CAC 4. This is one of only two MS66+s for the date graded, neither of which have ever sold in auction. In fact, nothing comparable has sold in auction for the date, graded by PCGS. The most recent PCGS/CAC MS66+ of any date we can find in our database was an 1836 that sold in our December 2016 Regency Auction for $47,000. There are no early dates in MS66+ as having been sold in auction! What an impressive SUPERB GEM, bound for either another world class Capped Bust half dollars or really amazing type set! We anticipate a very strong bidding war to bring home this beauty! Cert. Number 25687887 PCGS # 6105