Important 1822 O-102 'Overdate' Half, XF451822/1 50C XF45 PCGS. O-102, High R.4. This is the second "overdate" obverse. The small die lumps at star 12 identify the obverse die, and the variety.
Small die defect lumps are visible between the top inside points of star 12, but there is no evidence of the late state die cracks reported for this variety.
Dark gun-metal blue toning has a frame of deep gold near the borders of this pleasing piece. Lighter tan defines the slight wear on the high points. The O-102 die marriage is borderline R.5. This variety is more convincing as an overdate than is O-101, although it is doubtful that either is a true overdate.
From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.
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