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    1803 Half Dollar, Appealing XF40
    O-104, Small 3, Large Reverse Stars

    1803 50C Small 3, Large Reverse Stars, O-104, T-4, R.3, XF40 PCGS. CAC. Tompkins Die Stage 3/2. Clashed shield lines appear at Liberty's ear, and a retained cud forms at STATES. O-104 is the only variety with a Small 3 in the date. The central devices are relatively strong for the grade, taking an expected amount of blending into account. Most appealing is the rich patina that includes olive-gold, violet-gray, and steel-blue hues. Population: 18 in 40, 21 finer. CAC: 5 in 40, 10 finer (1/18).
    From The Merrill Collection. (NGC ID# 24EF, Variety PCGS# 39274, Base PCGS# 6067)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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