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1807 50C Capped Bust, Large Stars XF45 PCGS. O-114, R.3. Obverse 11 has large well-formed stars, and is usually identified by the die lumps below the 7. Each star on the obverse has a hollow center, leading Don Frederick to give the descriptive name of "volcano stars." Reverse J has 50 C moderately wide with the stem tip over the left edge of the C.
This example represents an early die state with light obverse and reverse clash marks but no cracks.
A few faint lines are visible beneath delicate reddish-gray toning with gold, blue and iridescent overtones on each side. The surfaces are slightly reflective and the eye appeal is excellent. Traces of luster are still visible in the protected areas.
From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II. (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6088)


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