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    1806 Half Dollar, AU55+
    O-111a, 6 Over Inverted 6
    Rarely Seen This High-Grade

    1806 50C 6 Over Inverted 6, O-111a, R.4, AU55+ NGC. An intriguing Guide Book variety; the 6 in the date was entered into the die upside down and then corrected, giving the appearance of an 1806/9 overdate. The underdigit is plain to the unaided eye. This variety is scarce in all grades, but becomes genuinely rare in XF and better condition, and is almost unobtainable in Mint State. This Plus-designated Choice AU piece is a late die state example, with a radial crack through the 8 in the date on the obverse and a large rim cud over the TED in UNITED on the reverse. Noticeable luster remains in the recesses, and the only trace of toning is seen in a thin glaze of light champagne color that accents each side. This is the only O-111a example certified and attributed by NGC in AU, with just one numerically finer (4/15); a few other similarly graded pieces may exist but are not currently attributed for variety and die state. (NGC ID# CZEY, Variety PCGS# 39337, Base PCGS# 6078)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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