Lot #6. 1800 Half Cent. C-1, B-1b. Rarity-1. MS-63 BN (PCGS).
The September 2008 Beverly Hills Rarities Sale - 9/13/2008
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This is a well-balanced example with suitably bold striking to both the obverse and the reverse. The definition is actually quite sharp over most of the central design elements, and the only mentionable lack of detail (it is minor for the type) is confined to the upper-right reverse and at the rims on both sides. Mottled deep-brown and sandy-brown highlights interrupt an otherwise dominant reddish-brown appearance. With no abrasions of note, this early-date Half Cent would fit comfortably into a Mint State type set.