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    Early Die State 1805/4 O-102 Half Dollar

    1805/4 50C O-102, High R.3. XF40 NGC. The obverse of Overton 102 is the same as that of Overton 101, but the reverse is different, displaying four berries and 12 arrows instead of 4 1/2 berries and 13 arrows. The present coin is an early die state lacking the crack through star 2 that is mentioned in Overton. The reverse crack from the upper right wing tip to the tops of AM is extremely faint. Although not a rare variety, higher grade examples are infrequently encountered. Occasional hints of luster emerge from the relatively clean silver-gray surfaces. Aside from some weakness on the shield, the design elements exhibit nice detail and are well centered. An old, blended scratch in the upper right obverse field identifies the piece. Envelope Included.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24EH, PCGS# 6070)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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