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    Census Quality 1809 O-101 Half, XF45 Details
    XXX Edge

    1809 50C XXX Edge Genuine PCGS. O-101, R.5. Star 1 points to the upper half of a dentil and star 7 points to the lower half of a dentil. This obverse and obverse 2 are similar, and share the same reverse die, but the position of stars 1 and 7 will distinguish between them. The reverse die has the U of UNITED broadly recut below. This reverse also appears on O-102 and O-110.
    A fine obverse die crack joins the base of all four digits. A faint die crack from the center of star 6 extends through the center of star 7 into the field. The reverse has a faint clash mark from the right wing tip to the arrows and C of 50 C.
    XF45 Details, Cleaned. Despite being cleaned, this example retains some luster. The surfaces are light silver-gray with wispy champagne color and a few splashes of deeper gold at the left obverse. A few minor scratches are evident at the lower reverse. Despite its imperfections, this piece easily ranks in the Condition Census of the variety.
    Edge 30: FIFTY CENTS HALF A DOLLAR. The edge is the XXX type, one of two experimental edge types exclusive to 1809.
    From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.


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