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    Lustrous 1805 O-112 Half Dollar AU53

    1805 50C AU53 NGC. O-112, R.2. Star 9 is recut, and the 1 in the date is quite close to the curl. The 80 is large, and the 5 is slender, with a well curved top. The reverse has five berries, with a short stem on the lowest one. A die crack runs from the first S, across the clouds, to the last S. This lustrous example has champagne-gold patina that deepens near the rims to copper-gold. Light rub is visible on the highpoints, but otherwise the piece is largely distraction-free. Bold clash marks are seen in front of the bust from the shield point.
    From The Chief Paduke Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EG, PCGS# 6069)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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