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1808/7 50C XF45 PCGS....

2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139

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Auction Ended On: Apr 30, 2010
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The Midwest Airlines Center
400 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203

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1808/7 50C XF45 PCGS. O-101, R.1. Obverse 1 is the overdate obverse with clear signs of a 7 inside the upper loop of the 8 and above the upper left curve of that digit. Reverse A has a gap in the leg feathers just right of the shield border. Neither die was used for any other marriages, true for every 1808 die marriage except O-108 and 109 that shared a common reverse die.
This sharply defined piece exhibits the earlier obverse die cracks including a crack from the edge to the 1 that fails to continue into the drapery. There is no evidence of a crack through the stars on the right. All of the reverse die cracks described in Overton are present.
Minor handling marks on each side are consistent with the grade of this pleasing half dollar. Both sides have pewter gray surfaces with peripheral accents of gold and sea-green through the stars and letters.
Ex: The Baltimore Sale (Kagin's, 8/1985), lot 492.
From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.(Registry values: N491) (NGC ID# 24EP, PCGS# 6091)

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