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    Eliasberg's O-109a 1809 Half Dollar
    MS62, III Edge

    1809 50C III Edge MS62 NGC. Ex: Eliasberg, Kaufman. O-109a, R.2. The usually seen die state for the Overton marriage, designated by the slender but ragged die crack through AMERICA. Light almond-gold patina visits this lustrous and nicely struck Bust half. A vertical hair-thin line on the field near the beak, but otherwise nearly unabraded. 1809 was a year of two experimental edges (XXX and III) at the Mint, found with only certain die varieties.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24ES, PCGS# 6094)


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