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    1802 Half Dollar, VF25
    O-101, Heraldic Eagle Key Date

    1802 50C O-101, T-1, R.3, VF25 PCGS. The low mintage of 29,890 pieces was produced from a single die pair, one of just two Bust half issues with that distinction in the long series (the other is the 1815/2 issue). This example is a silver-gray representative with pale golden-gray surfaces -- sharply defined, except for some weakness at OF in the reverse legend and at the nearby field stars. Scattered tiny marks and some light lines are visible with a glass, although the pleasing surfaces appear smooth in-hand. (NGC ID# 24EE, Variety PCGS# 39269, Base PCGS# 6065)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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