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    Attractive 1820 Half Dollar

    1820 50C Square Base 2, No Knob, Large Date MS63 NGC. O-106, R.1. Variety attributed by a bold center dot on Liberty's neck, two small lumps in the field below the I in UNITED, and the ME of AMERICA joined at the top by a die line. The highly lustrous surfaces feature light golden-brown toning accented by speckled crimson and sky blue toning around the borders. The design elements are well struck, save for softness in the rear hair curl near Liberty's cap, and in the lowest stars along the border. A few small marks are found on Liberty's face, but are not bothersome.(#6123) (NGC ID# 24FD, PCGS# 6123)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 2004
    18th-21st Wednesday-Saturday
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