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

    1806/5 50C O-101, T-6, R.3, -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. Tompkins Die State 4/2. Struck from a late stage of the obverse die, but only a middle state of the reverse. Sharply defined overall, the evidence of a past cleaning is minimal and there are no distracting hairlines or other impairments. Traces luster remain beneath slate-gray toning that yields to a thin band of brownish-gold at the rims. Prominent die clashing exists on both sides, but marks from transport or circulation are few and the fields are smooth. A worthwhile example of the 1806 overdate for the perceptive bidder.
    Ex: A Bernard Shore Collection (Superior, 1/1988), lot 1739.
    From The Hamilton Collection, Part III.


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    October, 2016
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