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    Original Choice XF 1801 Half Dollar

    1801 50C XF45 NGC. O-101, R.3. Quickly identified by the die lumps (as made) near the arrow heads, Overton-101 is one of only two die marriages known for this better Draped Bust date. This richly detailed example displays glimpses of its mint luster within protected areas such as Liberty's hair and the stars and legends. A blanket of original dove-gray color confirms its originality. A couple of short, faint pinscratches are on the reverse, but these can only be detected upon thorough inspection with a loupe.
    From The Richard J. Chouinard Collection of United States Coins, Part One.(#6064) (Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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