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    1806 O-118a Half Dollar, AU53
    Pointed 6, With Stem

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem, O-118a, T-24, R.3, AU53 PCGS. CAC. Extensive die cracks and internal cuds on the reverse represent the imminent end of the reverse die, described as Overton-118a and more accurately by Tompkins Die State 2/6. Lustrous gold toning at the rims recedes to pale-gold at the centers of this remarkably well-struck half considering the advanced state of the dies. The obverse die shows heavy die clashing and faint cracks at stars 2 and 3, yet five later varieties make use of the obverse die. An attractive, CAC-endorsed example with only light abrasions and great eye appeal.
    From The Eagle One Collection. (NGC ID# 24EJ, Variety PCGS# 39322, Base PCGS# 6071)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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