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    Mint State 1806 O-118a Half Dollar, Shattered Reverse Die

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem MS61 ANACS. O-118a, R.3. Although it is a common coin, this is a spectacular piece with extensive die cracks on the reverse. Several of these cracks have chipped and formed small internal cuds. No cracks appear on the obverse, although heavy clash marks are visible in the fields. It is a sharp and well-centered impression with satiny luster beneath lilac-gold, steel, and iridescent toning.(Registry values: N4719) (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
    October, 2006
    24th-25th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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