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    1828 50C Curl Base 2, No Knob AU58 PCGS. O-104, R.3. The stars are lightly drawn to the edge on this early die state piece. The prooflike obverse has suggested to some that this may have been a presentation or proof strike. In our opinion it is a lovely early die state example from the normal half dollar production run. The obverse is fully reflective beneath silver-gray patina with peripheral green and gold toning. The frosty reverse has nearly identical toning.
    Ex: Kagin's (9/1981), lot 1041.
    From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.(Registry values: N491) (NGC ID# 24FR, PCGS# 6148)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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