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    1809 50C III Edge, O-109a, R.2, AU53 NGC. The beginning stages of a die break through AMERICA on the reverse identify the middle die state of the O-109 marriage. This AU coin displays light golden-gray patina with hints of luster and amber toning in the protected peripheral fields. The strike is bold and even, and the central devices show little high-point wear.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24ES, Variety PCGS# 39387, Base PCGS# 6094)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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