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    Very Rare Early State 1809 O-110 Half
    XXX Edge, AU50 Details

    1809 50C XXX Edge Genuine PCGS. O-110, High R.4. This is the same obverse die as O-108 and O-109; in this marriage it is always cracked through star 4. The reverse has AM lightly joined with the left base of M higher.
    The crack through star 4 terminates in die lumps in the field. There is no evidence of the pointed segments in the field above the eagle's head on this early die state specimen. Don Frederick writes that this is "the almost unique very early die state unknown to Overton. Before reverse die becomes damaged." The early die state is considered R.6 today.
    AU50 Details, Questionable Color. Pewter-gray surfaces serve as a backdrop for deeper heather and lilac toning. Faint reflectivity is evident in the fields. The reverse has a single ebony toning spot on the shield.
    Edge 5: FIFTY CENTS OHALF A DOLLAR.
    From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.


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