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    1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar, AU55
    O-106, Fifth on the Condition Census

    1807 50C Draped Bust, O-106, T-6, R.3, AU55 PCGS. Tompkins Die State 1/3. Star 1 points to the fourth set of curls, and the top left berry touches the leaf. Overton-106 is a plentiful variety in the absolute sense but is rare in high grades. This Choice AU half dollar takes fifth place on Tompkins' Condition Census. Strike detail is needle-sharp most everywhere, save for a few of the middle curls, reverse stars, and neck feathers. A touch of cabinet friction is trivial. Each side features a rich overlay of golden-gray and gunmetal patina that allows partial luster to shine through. (NGC ID# 24EM, Variety PCGS# 39345, Base PCGS# 6079)

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2018
    3rd-8th Wednesday-Monday
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