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    Smooth MS63 1820 Half Dollar
    Knob 2, Scarce O-104 Variety

    1820 50C Square Base Knob 2, Large Date MS63 NGC. O-104, High R.4. A satiny representative with cream-gray fields and devices. The borders offer deeper lilac, tan, and olive patina. Sharply struck and exceptionally void of marks. Likely within the Condition Census for the variety, though Heritage auctioned a PCGS MS64 example back in 2001. Most Knob 2 1820 halves are O-105. (NGC ID# 24FD, PCGS# 6122)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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