From MB 41, lot 27, August 2015, at $5,869. There described: A pristine survivor from the early mint. The toning is unquestionably original and of ancient origin. The surfaces are a dream, virtually free of contact marks (the obverse wholly so). Had the coin not been struck from a severely worn obverse die, first used on the O.103, we would expect a gem designation. If ever you are asked for an “original” bust half, this is the coin to be put on display. The PCGS Price Guide currently suggests $5,500 for an MS 63 1813.
Estimate: $4,500 to $5,200
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