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    Bold XF O-101 1801 Half Dollar

    1801 50C XF45 PCGS. O-101, R.3. Specialists know to look for the mint-made small die blobs on the lower left reverse to identify this Overton variety, one of only two known for this elusive introductory Heraldic Eagle date. This piece is deeply toned in dove-gray and olive-brown shades, and even careful evaluation fails to locate noticeable marks. The strike is good despite a couple of soft stars above the eagle's head.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24ED, PCGS# 6064)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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