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    1807 Draped Bust Half, AU53
    Sharp O-105 Variety

    1807 50C Draped Bust, O-105, R.1, AU53 PCGS. The Draped Bust design was retired partway through the year in 1807, but a substantial mintage of 301,076 pieces was accomplished before the design changed over to the Capped Bust motif. This attractive AU53 example retains almost all of its original design detail and traces of mint luster cling to the devices. The lightly abraded surfaces are toned in shades of lavender-gray and champagne-gold. Wavelike die clashing sits above the date, and two small digs on Liberty's chin are the most noticeable marks. Population, for the variety: 2 in 53, 4 finer (10/14). (NGC ID# 24EM, Variety PCGS# 39343, Base PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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