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    1806 Half Dollar, MS63
    Very Scarce O-114
    Pointed 6, Stem

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem, O-114, R.5, MS63 NGC. The present O-114 half dollar rests atop the Condition Census for the variety. It is decidedly prooflike, although undesignated as such by NGC. The strike is bold except on the left-side obverse stars. The breast feathers have nearly full definition. The flashy surfaces display rich peach-gold, blue-green, and stone-gray toning. No marks are remotely consequential. The toning pattern on the right obverse suggests a possible fingerprint. Tied for the finest certified of the die marriage with the O-114a example from the Eric P. Newman Collection, auctioned by Heritage in November 2013. (NGC ID# 24EJ, Variety PCGS# 39315, Base PCGS# 6071)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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