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    1822 50C VF30 NGC. O-108a, R.3. Star seven of this obverse gently touches the front of the liberty cap, as opposed to the O-109, where it appears imbedded in the cap. The reverse of this variety has an extra horizontal line on the left (facing) under the bottom shield crossbar, which then turns downward to become an extra rightmost line in the first set of vertical stripes. The present specimen is medium-gray, with few mentionable problems aside from circulation wear. This coin has all the characteristics present that Overton mentions of the O-108a. An obverse die crack joins stars 10 through 12 with the date and drapery. A reverse crack through CA and 50 C. to join a second crack from the rim to the left claw. A third crack joins the olive leaves with the base of UNITED and runs upward through STA to the rim. A die chip fills the top of N.
    Ex: Stack's (7/3/1989). Envelope Included.(Registry values: N208) (NGC ID# 24FG, PCGS# 6129)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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