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    1806 Draped Bust Half, Fine Details
    Rare O-127 Variety, No Obverse Die Crack

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem, O-127, T-9, No Obverse Die Crack, R.8 -- Damage -- PCGS Genuine. Fine Details. Tompkins Die State 1/1. The Overton-127 (T-9) variety is rare in any condition or die state. The Tompkins reference suggests 19 examples are known, while Stephen Herrman reports just a single example without the usually seen obverse die crack through star 6. The present coin has obvious damage at central obverse, with a post-Mint bulge between stars 5 and 6, and other damage beneath the eagle's tail. A cleaning gives the coin bright and glossy surfaces. There is no sign of the die crack at star 6, so despite the damage, this is possibly just the second known example as such (11/17).
    From The Loma Linda Collection.


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