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1815/2 50C AU53 NGC. CAC. O-101, R.2....

2012 March 8-11 US Coin Signature Auction - New York #1168

 
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Auction Ended On: Mar 8, 2012
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
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Location: Ukrainian Institute of America at The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion
2 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075

Description:
1815/2 Capped Bust Half Dollar, AU53
Key Date, O-101
1815/2 50C AU53 NGC. CAC. O-101, R.2. The entire small mintage of 47,150 half dollars from 1815 was produced using a single pair of dies with the 1815/2 overdate, making an instant key in the series. The 1817/3 half dollar has the interesting distinction of being the most disparate Bust half variety between the overdigit and the underdigit -- at four years -- with the virtually unobtainable 1817/4 and the popular and available 1815/2 in second place. Slate-gray, lighter silver, rose, and gold hues run through still-lustrous fields, with the lightest color appearing as worn areas on the high points. The surfaces are nonetheless lightly circulated and show few marks of any note. Die clashing appears on each side, although the die state is too early for the reverse die cracks that distinguish the O-101a.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)

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