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    1811 50C Small 8 AU53 PCGS. O-112, Low R.4. Four prominent obverse die cracks allow prompt attribution of this better variety half dollar. Orange-gold and aquamarine margins frame pearl-gray centers. No marks are consequential, though we note a slight obverse rim nick at 2:30.
    Ex: Tampa FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 10650, which realized $690. (NGC ID# 24EU, PCGS# 6097)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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