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    1808/7 O-101 Half Dollar, Splendid MS64
    First Overdate in the Series

    1808/7 50C O-101, R.1, MS64 PCGS. The underlying 7 is most evident at the top left of the 8 and within the upper loop. While this die variety is widely available through most grade levels, it is subject to considerable demand because of its inclusion in the annual Guide Book and its status as the first overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series. This Choice Uncirculated example enjoys splendid eye appeal and marvelous preservation. Satiny mint luster shines through layers of peach-gold, lavender, and powder-blue patina. Both sides are smooth and well-defined. Late die state, as usual, with numerous heavy cracks and the border elements drawn severely to the rims. The reverse is rotated slightly counterclockwise. Population: 10 in 64 (1 in 64+), 2 finer (11/18). (NGC ID# 24ER, Variety PCGS# 39378, Base PCGS# 6091)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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