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Colorful Gem 1820 Capped Bust Half
Square Base No Knob 2, Large Date, O-106

1820 50C Square Base No Knob 2, Large Date MS65 PCGS. O-106, R.1. The golden-brown fields concede to ocean-blue and lime-green borders. The portrait has light gunmetal-gray toning. The strike is intricate aside from the last three stars. A couple of faint and unobtrusive marks near the base of the neck are barely worthy of mention. Certified in an old green label holder, and undoubtedly among the finest known examples of this die marriage. There are three Square Base 2, No Knob 2, Large Date Overton varieties, but O-106 is attributed by a die line between the upper serifs of the ME in AMERICA.
From The Silbermünzen Collection. (NGC ID# 24FD, PCGS# 6123)


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