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$0.50 1851-O Seated 50c Half Dollar - NGC XF40

While not a key, the 1851-O is definitely a better date in the Seated Half Dollar series.

Characteristically average in strike, while retaining lots of mint luster and nice, original surfaces, this example is graded XF40 by NGC (Cert. No. 3817185-005).

Good salmon-grey color blankets the obverse, with gold, green and blue patina in the peripheries. The reverse is more generously accented with a vibrant ring of gold and blue toning at the rim.  The color and originality more than compensate for any localized weakness of strike.