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    1806/5 O-101 Draped Bust Half, AU53
    Knobbed Top 6 Over 5, Large Stars

    1806/5 50C O-101, R.3, AU53 NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. A faint die crack crosses the tops of the letters ITE in UNITED, but no cud has formed, confirming the earlier die state of the variety. Thick stone-gray patina blankets both sides of this richly patinated half, with deeper charcoal-gray at the margins. Bold details remain on Liberty's hair with minimal wear. The eagle also displays sharp detail, although some of the field stars are weak. The only notable abrasions are a pair of digs between STATES and OF on the reverse. Glimpses of reddish-gold luster remain in a few protected areas. Census: 7 in 53, 13 finer (2/15).
    From The Liberty USA Collection, Part 2. (NGC ID# 24EK, Variety PCGS# 39296, Base PCGS# 6077)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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