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1808 50C AU50 PCGS. O-108a, R.3. Stars 7 and 8 point between border dentils on Obverse 8. A short curl below the R in LIBERTY barely pierces the bottom edge of the cap below the actual headband. Reverse H has 50 C spaced three mm. apart. Only Obverse 1 of the overdate has a similar spacing, and only Obverse 10 of O-110 has a wider spacing. The reverse die was also used for O-109.
The obverse has heavy clash marks and the reverse is cracked through the tops of ED STATES OF AM.
This pleasing late die state pieces has considerable luster remaining on light pewter-gray surfaces. A hint of rose and lilac toning is present along the extreme outer borders. The surfaces are delightful and the overall eye appeal is excellent.
From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24EP, PCGS# 6090)


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