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    Desirable 1806 Half, AU53
    Knobbed 6, Large Stars, O-105a

    1806 50C Knobbed 6, Large Stars AU53 NGC. O-105a, R.2. The spidery die crack that defines the sub-variety runs through the left obverse stars. A pleasing example, well struck and minimally worn, that retains excellent luster in the generally gold-gray fields. Splashes of rose and blue appear around the peripheral elements. (NGC ID# 24EJ, PCGS# 6074)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    October, 2008
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