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    1815/2 Half Dollar, O-101, XF40
    Key Capped Bust Issue

    1815/2 50C XF40 NGC. O-101, R.2, sole dies for the year. The hoarding caused by the War of 1812 (which ended officially with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve 1814) meant that the Treasury had no silver reserves with which to coin half dollars. By the end of 1815, life was beginning to resume normalcy, and the Mint retrieved a single 1812-dated die and overdated it with a 5, creating this key issue among Capped Bust halves. This is a silver and charcoal-gray example that retains good eye appeal despite moderate circulation wear.
    From The Papio Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24F5, PCGS# 6108)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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