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    Rare 1806 Bust Half Dollar, O-122, R.7

    1806 50C Pointed 6, Stem VF35 NGC. O-122, R.7. The heavy die crack that nearly bisects the eagle's portrait is the most prominent characteristic of this rare variety. This is an undeniably original coin with a warm blanket of rose-gray toning throughout. The strike is well centered and the devices retain considerable definition for a coin that saw 25 points of wear. The scattered abrasions include a small scratch in the field behind the hair ribbon. In addition, curving mark is seen across the shield on the reverse. One of perhaps only a dozen examples known.
    A VF30 example of the O-122 variety sold for $13,625 as lot 89 in Sheridan Downey's Mail Bid Sale 17 in May, 1996. Superior also offered a VF20 representative as lot 3123 in their June 1988 Blevins/Bodway Sale. That coin realized $6,875.(#6071) (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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    March, 2005
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
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