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1806/5 O-103 Half Dollar, AU50
Intermediate Die State

1806/5 50C AU50 PCGS. O-103, R.2. A knobbed 6 is punched over a 5 on this previously unused obverse die, and that feature combined with the solid union of star 13 and the drapery identifies this die. Three reverse dies were married to this single obverse, and the O-103 reverse has a die chip in the field below the R in AMERICA. This lovely AU example is deeply toned steel-blue, gray, and gold, with traces of luster. This intermediate state specimen has a die crack through two points of star 1 to the middle hair curls. There is no evidence of the reverse crack appearing on late states. A lovely specimen, having excellent eye appeal. Population: 13 in 50, 23 finer (12/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EK, PCGS# 6077)

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January, 2013
9th-14th
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