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    Select Mint State 1806 Half Dollar
    Pointed 6, Stem, O-120a

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem MS63 PCGS. O-120a, R.4. A middle die state with a prominent break on the shield that extends over vertical stripes 3 through 5. A smaller break is seen above stripe 1, and the die appears shattered near the AM in AMERICA. A slender die crack bisects the bust, and the left obverse border has a network of spindly cracks. Not the final die state, which has an even larger break between stripes 2 to 6. This well struck example has satin luster and rich blended sea-green and rose-gray toning. The right obverse displays two thin marks that intersect near star 11.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24EJ, PCGS# 6071)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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