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    1802 Half Dollar, O-101, High-End AU55
    Sole Variety for the Year, CAC Endorsed

    1802 50C O-101, T-1, R.3, AU55 PCGS. CAC. Tompkins Die State 1/1. Only a single die variety is known for this low-mintage issue (the only such occurrence within the Draped Bust type), of which just 29,890 pieces were struck. The 1802 date has historically been elusive, and it remains challenging overall and rare in high grades. "High grades" for this issue are somewhat lower than for many other dates of the type, as the typical representative grades only in the VG to VF range; XF examples are notably scarce and AU pieces are rare across the spectrum. Three Mint State coins have been certified, the finest a pair of MS62 pieces at PCGS.

    The present Choice AU piece is among the finest examples of the 1802 that are usually obtainable, showing sharp detail and well-struck motifs. The recesses display fiery sun-gold toning with the occasional glint of original luster that illuminates the natural patina. Deeper pewter-gray tones cover the remainder of each side. This is an immensely appealing, high-end example of a notably in-demand issue. Between the "date" and the "variety," which are the same thing in this single-variety year, the present piece is one of two in AU55 at PCGS, surpassed only by a few finer examples. Population: 2 in 55, 9 finer. CAC: 2 in 55, 2 finer (11/17). (NGC ID# 24EE, Variety PCGS# 39269, Base PCGS# 6065)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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