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Colorful 1817 Bust Half MS62
Punctuated Date, O-103

1817 50C 181.7 MS62 PCGS. O-103, R.2. The popular "Punctuated Date" variety. Deep aquamarine and lavender toning embraces this Capped Bust half. The upper obverse and lower reverse appear to be double struck. Star 7 is attenuated, as are 50 C and the lower two arrow shafts. LIBERTY is spread, and the top of the cap and the fletchings show a prior, low relief impression. But the centers, the lower obverse, and the upper reverse show no indication of doubling. Perhaps the dies of the screw press were misaligned. The stars are needle-sharp, while Liberty's neck curls are softly impressed. (NGC ID# 24F6, PCGS# 6110)

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April, 2008
16th-19th
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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