1817/3 O-101a Half Dollar, MS64
1817/3 50C MS64 PCGS. CAC. O-101a, R.2. The late die state
with a die crack curving down through ME to the ring, eventually
reaching the olive leaves. Another crack crosses the olive leaves
to UN and the border.
Census Level Specimen
Only about a dozen Mint State examples of this overdate variety have appeared in recent auctions, according to Stephen Herrman's database, and only two of those are clearly finer than this specimen. Both sides exhibit full satin luster beneath intense blue-green and iridescent toning with brilliant russet and gold along the obverse and reverse borders. Population: 4 in 64, 0 finer (6/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24F7, PCGS# 6111)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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