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    Scarce O-106 1806 Half Dollar, AU50

    1806 50C Knobbed 6, Small Stars AU50 NGC. O-106, R.4. Six berries on the olive branch instead of the usual five, and the 8 in the date is recut. An elusive die marriage: Stephen Herrman's list of Condition Census coins stops at the AU58 level, placing this piece just outside the top five known. Bright apricot-tinged luster fills the borders and the recessed areas of the devices. The major devices are crisply struck, although the sixth cloud is incompletely brought up. This dove-gray example has no distracting abrasions. NGC O-106 Census: 2 in 50, 3 finer (1/09). (NGC ID# 24EJ, PCGS# 6075)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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