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    1828 Curl Base 2, Knob O-106, R.4

    1828 50C Curl Base 2, Knob XF40 NGC. O-106, R.4. This variety and the more common O-107 share similar obverses, but with some important distinctions: both have the curl base 2 with knob top, but the O-107 has star 13 extremely close to the hair curl, the serif of 1 is only a quarter of a millimeter from the drapery, and a die line pierces the headband beneath I of LIBERTY. This O-106 lacks the latter die line, the serif of 1 is a bit farther from the drapery, and star 13 is farther from the hair curl. The present specimen possesses smoke-gray surfaces that are fairly well struck from uneroded dies. It reveals few flaws aside from grade-consistent wear.
    Ex: Don Frederick (1/30/1980). Envelope Included. (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6149)


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