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    Well-Struck 1801 Half Dollar, O-101, AU53

    1801 50C AU53 NGC. O-101, R.3. The recorded mintage of 30,289 half dollars in 1801 was accomplished using only one obverse and two reverse dies, and both marriages are scarce today. The numerals of the date are large and close, and the reverse of the O-101 has the first A in AMERICA separated (barely) from the wing feathers, while the O-102 has the left base of that letter embedded in the plumage.
    This lightly circulated example has attractive deep silver-gray surfaces with a tinge of pinkish-gold patina that deepens near the rims. A few minor field marks before Liberty's face are undistracting and accompanied by generous eye appeal and an excellent strike overall.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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