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    Prized 1801 O-102 Half Dollar, AU53
    Ex: Dale Friend

    1801 50C AU53 PCGS. CAC. O-102, High R.4. Ex: Friend. The O-102 is the scarcer of only two die marriages used to produce the entire mintage of 1801 half dollars, a small production of only 30,289 pieces. The Five Berries, 12 Arrows reverse is distinctive, as is the first A in AMERICA, firmly embedded in the eagle's right (facing) wing. This AU53 example is sharply struck, with beautiful, original variegated toning in shades of blue and gold. This piece would likely rank third in the Condition Census according to Stephen Herrman. A prize for early Bust half aficionados (and there are many).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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