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Important Late State 1824 O-112a Half, AU50

1824 50C AU50 PCGS. O-112a, R.4. The first line of stripe 6 in the shield extends to the fourth crossbar, diagnostic for the variety.
An obverse die crack begins at the border right of the date, crosses the low curl and bust, and curves up to star 4 and the border. The crack is heavy at first, and weakens in the left field above the bust.
A splendid AU example, this piece exhibits brilliant silver luster with vivid peripheral gold toning. A highly attractive, appealing example of the scarce O-112a variety. The most recent auction appearance of a late die state example, according to Stephen Herrman, was January 2006 when we sold the VF20 Jules Reiver coin.
From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.

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