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    Condition Census 1820 Curl Base 2, Small Date O-103 Half

    1820 50C Curl Base 2, Small Date MS62 PCGS. O-103, R.1. The 2 has a small curled base and a curled top. The 0 is large. On the reverse the second T in STATES has been repunched over a first T that was too low. This example boasts silver-gold surfaces with iridescent deep amber-copper around the devices. The luster is fairly subdued, especially on the obverse, beneath the moderately deep patina, but there are no mentionable distractions, and the strike is bold. Likely a midrange Condition Census coin, and only the second Mint State coin of this variety we have offered (the other also an MS62).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24FD, PCGS# 6121)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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