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    1805 O-112, T-2 Half Dollar, AU50
    Cobalt-Blue Rim Toning

    1805 50C O-112, T-2, R.2, AU50 NGC. Tompkins Die Stage 1/1. Star 1 and the 5 in the date are close to the curl and bust. The furthest arrowhead is over the right upright of the N in UNITED. This is the most often seen variety for the 1805 half dollar, but it is also a condition rarity. The Tompkins Condition Census is (63, 58, 55, 55, 53, 50). This piece qualifies at the lower end. Cobalt-blue rim toning merges with central cream-gray patina. Well-defined and lightly clashed with a die crack from S1 to the clouds and S2. (NGC ID# 24EG, Variety PCGS# 39286, Base PCGS# 6069)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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