YO1 - Seated Halves
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||HALF DOLLARS - SEATED LIBERTY, ARROWS 1854-55
||50C 1855 S ARROWS
||NGC MS 61
WB-101. Easy to attribute at one time. But with Bill Bugert's excellent new book detailing S-mint Seated halves, there are now four known varieties. Given the position of the mint mark relative to the "F" in "HALF", it has to be reverse B. There is no lump in the obverse drapery above the shield, so I would conclude it is the WB-3 variation of WB-101. The book is remarkable and a real treasure for Liberty Seated afficionados. Bought from an American Numismatic Rarities auction January 2005, lot 560.