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    1808/7 Half Dollar, O-101, MS64
    First Overdate in the Capped Bust Series
    Qualifies for the Condition Census

    1808/7 50C O-101, R.1, MS64 PCGS. CAC. Struck from a late state of the dies with extensive cracks on the obverse, the peripheral devices drawn toward the rims, and heavy flow lines in the fields. Evidence of the underlying 7 remains beneath the 8. Liberty's portrait and the eagle exhibit strong detail on the curls and feathers. Pale gold and dusky blue-gray patina adorns smooth, softly lustrous surfaces. This 1808/7 Capped Bust half dollar represents the first overdate variety in the series and in MS64 qualifies for the low end of the Condition Census. Population: 14 in 64 (1 in 64+), 2 finer. CAC: 5 in 64, 0 finer (1/20). (NGC ID# 24ER, Variety PCGS# 39378, Base PCGS# 6091)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    February, 2020
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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