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1813 O-105a Half Dollar, MS64
Condition Census Example
Possibly the Finest Late Die State Piece

1813 50C MS64 NGC. O-105a, R.3. This piece has a prominent die crack across the stem and olive branch as described in the Overton reference for late die state coins. It also has many other characteristics that suggest a late state of both dies. This beautiful piece has satiny silver luster with bold central design elements and splendid iridescent toning. Weak peripheral details are a result of the late die state rather than a deficiency in the original strike. This piece is a clear Condition Census example of the variety, and may be the finest known late die state coin. Census: 23 in 64, 17 finer (2/11) for all 1813 varieties.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EZ, PCGS# 6103)

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March, 2011
17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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