1806/5 50C AU55 PCGS....
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The coin is bright and completely devoid of any trace of toning. Most of the mint luster remains on the reverse and surrounds LIBERTY and the stars on the obverse. Well struck in the centers, except for the usual weakness on the eagle's head and upper reverse stars. This same area of weakness also shows a number of shallow roller marks that were not effaced in the striking process.
This scarcer die state is unrecorded in Herrman's Auction & Mail Bid Prices Realized above 40/40, which would seem to indicate that this piece is the finest O-104a currently known.
Haseltine-3, Beistle 11b-Sb, Overton-9, PCGS # 6077, Encyclopedia-4582.
Ex: Sheridan Downey (8/1999).
From The Westmoreland County Collection of Early Bust Halves, 1794-1807.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EK, PCGS# 6077)
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