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    Elusive 1809 O-104 Half, XF40 Details

    1809 50C Normal Edge Genuine PCGS. O-104, Low R.5. Raised spines in the field near several stars, especially stars 5, 11, and 12, identify the obverse. Obverse 3 was first used for O-104, then O-105 and O-103. The reverse has a vertical line at the lowest four crossbars of the shield, just inside the left shield border. A spine extends the leaf closest to the wing tip.
    There is no evidence of the obverse die crack that is observed on O-103. Both reverse die cracks mentioned in Overton are present.
    XF40 Details, Environmental damage. Both sides have pewter-gray at the centers, with hints of heather on the reverse. The toning deepens to steel-blue near the borders. The obverse has a line of darker toning that appears to have some slight roughness, and may be the remnants of a rubber band.
    From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.


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