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1807 50C Capped Bust, Large Stars, 50 Over 20 MS65 PCGS. ...

2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320

 
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Sharp 1807 50 Over 20 Half Dollar, MS65 PCGS
1807 50C Capped Bust, Large Stars, 50 Over 20 MS65 PCGS. O-112, R.1. In this variety, star 1 points between dentil segments, there is a center dot near the junction of the left wing (facing) and the shield, and a die defect dot is found below the lowest arrowhead. Unlike the other two 50 over 20 varieties, the base of the 2 fragment is very weak or does not show at all. On this particular example, the base of the 2 is not visible. The obverse features light to medium-intensity golden-brown toning, which is a shade or two lighter on the reverse. The design elements are well brought up, with strong star centers, good detail in most of Liberty's hair curls and the features of the eagle. All of the letters of LIBERTY and E PLURIBUS UNUM are sharp. The surfaces reveal pleasing luster, and are remarkably well preserved. A trivial, small mark on Liberty's chin, and a couple of more on the neck and bust do not detract in the least from the overall eye appeal of this marvelous Bust half dollar.(#6088) (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6088)

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