Richly Toned 1815/2 Half Dollar AU531815/2 50C AU53 PCGS. O-101, R.2. The 1815/2 is the key to a date set of Capped Bust halves, and is typically encountered in VF grades. This sharply struck AU example is partly lustrous and deeply toned in ocean-blue and lilac. Careful examination locates faint marks on the cleavage and on the field near the left scroll end. Struck from multiply clashed dies, and certified in a green label holder. Population: 8 in 53, 37 finer (1/08).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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