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    The Overton Plate 1807 O-115 Half Dollar Rarity, VF20
    The Finest of Four Known

    1807 50C Draped Bust VF20 PCGS. O-115, High R.7. Ex: Meyer Collection. This is the finest of just four known examples of the recently discovered 1807 O-115 half dollar. The first example was located in June 2004, and three additional pieces have been found since. The others grade Fine 15, Fine 12, and VG8. The O-115 variety number is out of sequence, since O-111 through O-114 are all Capped Bust half dollars.
    The obverse is a newly discovered die with the T in LIBERTY slightly higher than the neighboring R, higher above the R than on any other 1807 Draped Bust obverse. The reverse was also used for 1807 O-103 and O-104. There is no evidence of the reverse die crack found in late states of O-103, so the O-104 and O-115 varieties were both struck before O-103.
    This wonderful piece is fully original with deep silver-gray and steel patina, showing minor splashes of lighter silver color. The surfaces are exceptional with only a few insignificant abrasions.(Registry values: N991) (NGC ID# 24EN, PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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