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    1806 Bust Half Dollar, MS 65 NGC

    1806 MS 65 NGC. Pointed 6, Stem Through Claw. O-118a, R.3. Sharply defined on the obverse; the reverse, on the other hand, is slightly flat on the top of the eagle's left wing due to severe die failure, characteristic of the variety. Excellent mint luster and toned an attractive gray with iridescent orange and darker gold undertones. Even with a magnifier, one notices essentially no visible abrasions, only numerous die clash marks on each side. Excessive clashing undoubtedly contributed to the imminent die failure so evident on this coin. Undoubtedly the finest known example of this variety. Population: 3 in 65, none finer (5/98), PCGS has certified 2 finer pieces. (NGC ID# 24EJ, PCGS# 6071)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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