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Lustrous MS62 1809 Half Dollar, O-115a

1809 50C MS62 PCGS. O-115a, R.3. Most easily attributed by the multiple die cracks on the obverse, lack of milling on the reverse, and multiple clash marks on the reverse. While we do not know of a reliable Condition Census for this variety, if one were to give any credence to Overton's 1970 Condition Census, it appears that several of the better-graded coins at that time were AU. This is a bright, lustrous Mint State example. The surfaces are mostly brilliant with just a touch of deeper gray patina over the highpoints. A bit irregularly struck.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24ES, PCGS# 6092)

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May-Jun, 2007
30th-2nd
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