Description1829 50C Small Letters MS62 NGC. O-108, R.2. Die lines between the edge and end of the bust aid in attribution, as does the recutting at the top of the 5, which is higher than the 0. The last A in AMERICA is incompletely filled to warrant the advanced 108a die state. Mauve-gray and golden patina bathes both sides, and the design elements are sharply impressed.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24FS, PCGS# 6154)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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