1794 50C AU50 NGC. O-101a, R.4....
O-101a, Lower Condition Census Example
This AU50 NGC-certified example of the O-101a is likely in the mid-Condition Census for the variety and die state, as far as we can discern. Our Permanent Auction Archives show more high-grade offerings of the O-101 up to Choice AU, unsurprisingly since we rank it at High R.3 (Stephen Herrman also ranks the O-101a at High R.3, but we believe it is a tad rarer). This piece is identifiable as lot 6150 in our Pittsburgh Signature (Heritage, 8/2004) by several milling marks beneath stars 6-8 and some planchet roughness in the date area. That 2004 offering brought $48,300, a remarkably strong price at the time.
This piece shows even silver-gray color with a light golden overlay. Visible marks are few and light, and mostly confined to the fields on each side. The Steve Herrman census for O-101a places this piece as sixth finest for the die state.
Ex: Pittsburgh ANA (Heritage, 9/2004), lot 6150.(Registry values: N7079) (PCGS# 6051)
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