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    Intriguing 1818 Half, MS63
    O-114a, Ex: Meyer

    1818 50C MS63 PCGS. Ex: Meyer Collection, though not labeled as such on the holder. O-114a, R.3. Actually an interesting intermediate state between O-114 and O-114a, in that it shows two of three Overton diagnostics for the 'a' subvariety, the die crack at star 12 on the obverse and the delicate die crack below and through (AME)RICA on the reverse, but the die crack through stars 8 to 11 on the obverse is not visible. This is a shining Select example, well struck and richly toned with vibrant red, blue-violet, and gold-orange toning over each side.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24F9, PCGS# 6113)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    29th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
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