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    1801 Bust Half, Rare O-102, AU53

    1801 50C AU53 PCGS. O-102, High R.4. The O-102 is the rarer of the two Overton varieties struck from the meager mintage of 30,289 pieces. Both varieties share the same obverse die, but the reverses are promptly distinguished by checking for prominent die lumps near the arrowheads. They are present on O-101 but absent on the elusive O-102.

    This O-102 example ranks high in Stephen J. Herrman's list of recent high-grade sales, which as of autumn 2012 includes one each in AU58 and AU55, along with three in AU53. Luster glimmers from the hair, shield, wings, and other design elements. Dusky rose-red, sea-green, and cream-gray toning drapes the lightly abraded surfaces. An important example of this much better Draped Bust date. Population: 2 in 53, 9 finer (11/13).
    Ex: Boston ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2010), lot 3138, which brought $19,837.50.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)


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