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    1806 50C 6 Over Inverted 6--Obverse Scratched, Improperly Cleaned--NCS. XF Details. O-111a, R.4. Commonly colloquially called the "1806/9," though the "6 Over Inverted 6" description is more accurate. An 1809/6 half cent variety, C-5, has a similar engraving error. From a later die state with prominent die break over the TED of UNITED. The present coin is well struck and lightly worn overall. Several significant scratches affect the obverse, and the blue-toned surfaces are suspiciously glossy.
    From The Donald R. Frederick Collection of Early U.S. Coinage: Bayside Part II.


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

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