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    1807 Draped Bust Half, O-110a, AU58

    1807 50C Draped Bust, O-110a, R.3, AU58 PCGS. The later die state, with prominent die cracks around the peripheries and noticeable clash marks on the reverse. Weakness is seen on the upper-left reverse and corresponding portion of the obverse, as result of die wear and not striking pressure. The remainder of the design elements are sharp, including the border dentils. This piece displays bright silvery color overall, with tinges of gold toning around the peripheries. (NGC ID# 24EM, Variety PCGS# 39352, Base PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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