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    1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar, MS64
    O-110a, Rich Peripheral Patina

    1807 50C Draped Bust, O-110a, T-3, R.2, MS64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Tompkins Die State 3/4. The late die state with multiple cracks across both borders. Exquisite forest-green, ruby-red, and apricot-gold toning endows the peripheries of this splendidly preserved near-Gem. Contact is virtually absent, and the grade is limited only by incompleteness of strike on the eagle's head and the stars near the beak. It would prove a Herculean task to secure a finer Draped Bust half dollar of any date or variety. The Autumn 2020 Herrman revision for O-110a lists the Condition Census as MS65 PCGS, MS64 PCGS CAC, MS64 PCGS, MS64 NGC, and MS63 Uncertified.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24EM, Variety PCGS# 39352, Base PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    (Lots 3001-3279) - 6:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, November 19, 2020.
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