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    1806 Bust Half Dollar, XF40
    6 Over Inverted 6, O-112

    1806 50C 6 Over Inverted 6, O-112, T-12, R.4, XF40 PCGS. CAC. Tompkins Die State 2/1. One of two die pairings (the other is O-111, T-11) for this spectacular inverted date variety, this one using an entirely different reverse die and a later obverse die stage showing additional die failure on the obverse. The die crack that vertically bisects the obverse is heavier, with slight die chipping along its length. A second crack extends from the rim through star 11 well into the field. Light gray surfaces retain a surprising amount of hidden luster and show occasional blushes steel-blue and golden patina at the margins. The overpunching clearly reveals remnants of two initial inverted 6 impressions, created when the numeral was errantly punched into the working die by hand. (NGC ID# CZEY, Variety PCGS# 408871, Base PCGS# 6078)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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