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    1806 50C Knobbed 6, Small Stars XF40 PCGS. O-107a. R.5. An elusive variety for the collector. The present coin has light silvery-gray surfaces with a hint of luster in the protected areas. We do note several scratches in the star field above the eagle's head, particularly above the left wing of the eagle, and these are somewhat distracting. The strike is a little weak as nearly always seen on this die pairing, with softness on Liberty's curls and the star field above the eagle. We also note a couple of scratches from the ribbon knot to Liberty's neck, which are partially hidden by her hair. Faint adjustment marks down Liberty's bust and drapery.(#6075) (NGC ID# 24EJ, PCGS# 6075)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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