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    Important 1806 O-113 Half, VF35

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem VF35 NGC. O-113, R.5. Of special interest to die variety specialists, exhibiting the diagnostic reverse die crack from the rim through the fourth wing feather. On this piece the crack terminates at the top of the scroll. The entire crack is also noticeably stronger overall on this piece. Once again, close examination of the obverse reveals no die cracks and once again we have to wonder why this obverse die was retired after a single marriage.
    The surfaces show medium gray patina overall with light rose-tinted accents over the highpoints. Weakly struck, as expected, on Liberty's hair, the peripheral stars, and especially in the center of the stars on the reverse. Exceptionally clean with no mentionable or even noticeable marks on either side.
    Probably the fourth or fifth finest known example of this rare variety. The Condition Census begins with four 40/40 coins (three listed in Herrman, plus the coin above), and the listed Census then drops to 25/25.
    Ex: Sheridan Downey.
    From The Westmoreland County Collection of Early Bust Halves, Part Two.
    (Registry values: N991) (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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