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    1810 Gem Half Dollar, O-109

    1810 50C MS65 NGC. O-109, R.3. In practice, 1810 half dollars are attributed by reverse characteristics. Ten die varieties are known from nine obverse dies and 10 reverse dies. Only the obverse of O-102 and O-103 is shared. The reverse of O-109 has several horizontal crossbars extending right of the shield, and two lines of vertical stripe 6 extending beyond the lower shield border.
    The reverse is rotated about 45 degrees clockwise. Both sides have frosty luster beneath a thick coat of champagne, ivory, gold, and iridescent toning. Although not a full strike, the design definition is sharper than usual. While a few grade-limiting blemishes occur on each side, the surfaces are exceptional for the grade. Census: 6 in 65, 2 finer (10/08).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 24ET, PCGS# 6095)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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