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1802 50C AU58 PCGS. O-101, R.3. Boasting the lowest mintage of any Heraldic Eagle half dollar, just 29,980 pieces, the 1802...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
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Outstanding 1802 Half Dollar AU58
1802 50C AU58 PCGS. O-101, R.3. Boasting the lowest mintage of any Heraldic Eagle half dollar, just 29,980 pieces, the 1802 has long been a comparatively unheralded issue among early issues of the denomination and an extremely elusive date in AU and finer grades. Not only is the coin offered here uncommonly high grade for this low mintage scarcity, but the originality of the piece and its almost total lack of distractions sets it apart from the few remaining survivors. Both sides are layered in gunmetal, coppery-gold, and sea-green toning and beneath the color are considerable remnants of luster. Often accompanied by adjustment marks, this piece appears to have escaped that malady, and only incidental contact marks are noted in the lower left obverse field. A spectacular find for the early half dollar specialist. Population: 6 in 58, 2 finer (11/06).
From The Temecula Collection.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24EE, PCGS# 6065)

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