Eye Catching Gem 1808 Half Dollar1808 50C MS65 PCGS. O-102a, R.2. An intensely frosted representative with halos of violet toning at the margins that frame shimmering, virtually untoned centers. Bits of sea-green color partially outline the eagle and are visible within the shield stripes. As with the majority of O-102 Half Dollars from this year, vertical die cracks extending out from the obverse border at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock nearly bisect the portrait. A fantastic 1808 Half Dollar regardless of die marriage and certainly one of the finest known O-102s. Population: 6 in 65, 6 finer (4/03).(#6090) (NGC ID# 24EP, PCGS# 6090)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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