Splendidly Toned Select 1812/1 Small 8 Half Dollar1812/1 50C Small 8 MS63 NGC. O-102, R.2. Beautiful golden-brown and russet toning is bounded by freckles of apple-green patina. This lustrous representative shows some softness on the upper left stars, but the strike is generally sharp. From moderately clashed dies, but the surfaces are refreshingly unmarked. Overton-102 receives a Guide Book listing all to itself, since it is the sole Small 8 overdate variety of the year. Census: 6 in 63, 6 finer (10/05).
From The Albert E. Willis Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EY, PCGS# 6101)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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