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    1801 50C VF30 PCGS. O-102, R.4. Attractive lavender and tan-brown patina. Although the stars are flat, the devices have bold detail. E PLURIBUS UNUM is clear. The obverse has numerous pinscratches, however. Only two varieties are dated 1801, both of which share a common obverse. A scarce variety, and the first and most elusive date of the Heraldic Eagle type. Population: 13 in 30, 24 finer (5/02). (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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