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    Important 1814 O-106a Half, AU50
    Very Late Die State

    1814 50C AU50 PCGS. O-106a, High R.4. The late die state continues the third use of the obverse die, and now more than three ear bars show, a result of a further clashed dies incident.
    Extremely heavy clash marks are present on both sides, and they are especially prominent on the obverse. In fact, the clash marks are so heavy that parts of UNITED STATES can actually be read. Also visible are individual wing feathers in the obverse fields with most of the motto below the bust.
    The obverse is sunken and the reverse shows all die cracks of State a.
    The obverse weakness is more from strike than wear. Both sides have strong peripheral luster with considerable surviving mint frost. Golden-tan appears on the high points, with heather and blue-green toning along the borders. While this piece misses the Condition Census, it is just outside the top six of the late die state.
    From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.


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