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Marvelous 1801 Half Dollar, O-102, Choice AU

1801 50C AU55 PCGS. O-102, High R.4. The second A in STATES touches the wing feathers on this, one of only two varieties of the 1801 half dollar. When half dollar coinage resumed in 1801 (for the first time since the fabulously rare 1796-97 coinage), the total production was only 30,289 coins for the year, using a single obverse combined with two different reverses. This wonderful Choice AU specimen boasts much luster remaining under a fairly deep layer of pinkish-gold, plum, and jade-green patina. Die clashing has produced a "collar" along Liberty's upper bustline (as also seen on the BB-196 1800 silver dollars), along with a large apparent "goiter" at her throat. A marvelous early half dollar, free of apparent defects and full of appeal.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

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April, 2008
16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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