1802 Half Dollar, O-101, AU53
1802 50C O-101, T-1, R.3, AU53 PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg. The coin
was believed to be among the three finest 1802 halves when it sold
in the 1997 Eliasberg auction, there described as "quite possibly
the finest known." Since then, of course, the services have seen
many more grading events. Three Uncirculated coins are listed by
PCGS -- the finest grades MS62.
Ex: Eliasberg, Rare Early Issue
The current piece has lost none of its appeal over the years, and the quality remains obvious. Slight weakness at the wing tips is mostly from strike rather than rub, because the eagle's breast feathers are full and sharp and Liberty's hair strands show only a hint of wear. The fields are somewhat reflective and iridescent, where brownish-gray toning prevails with blue and orange-gold accents. Two or three light marks in the left obverse field pedigree the piece -- one at star 4 past the ribbon, and a pair of minor abrasions to the right of stars 1 and 2. This is a remarkable example of the 1802 issue, with just 29,890 pieces struck and few high-grade survivors. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 10 in 53, 13 finer (6/16).
From The Hamilton Collection. (NGC ID# 24EE, Variety PCGS# 39269, Base PCGS# 6065)
Weight: 13.48 grams
Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper
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