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    Nearly Mint 1806 O-118 Half Dollar

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem AU58 PCGS. O-118, R.4. Ex: Benson. The early die state of O-118 is more challenging to locate than the later (O-118a, R.3.). This coin is also an early reverse die state for O-118 with no notice of the crack from the upper right border through the O in OF. Untoned, or essentially so, the centers glisten within rich cobalt-blue, charcoal, and orange-russet peripheral shadings. The impression is expertly centered on the planchet, and both sides are uncommonly well struck for the type with only the lightest incompleteness of detail over a few of the central highpoints.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24EJ, PCGS# 6071)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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