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Overton-113 1822 Half

1822 50C VF35 NGC. O-113, R.3. Stars one and eight are close to the drapery and cap, respectively, on this obverse. On the reverse, the second T in STATES is low, and the adjacent A is tilted counterclockwise and missing its right inner serif. The I in PLURIBUS is well left of the left side of that second T (the so-called "T-I position" known to all Bust half diagnosticians). The current example has lilac-gray surfaces with burnt orange undertones and glints of aqua at the peripheries. The strike is a bit above average. Both dies show considerable erosion, with the devices beginning to merge with the rims.
Ex: Julian Leidman (8/21/1981). Envelope Included.(Registry values: N208) (NGC ID# 24FG, PCGS# 6129)


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January, 2006
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