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    1805 Half Dollar, AU50
    Very Scarce Overton-108

    1805 50C O-108, T-9, High R.4, AU50 PCGS. CAC. Tompkins Die State 1/2. A scarce die marriage interesting for its row of segments (as made) in the field below the BU in PLURIBUS. The tiny arrowhead-shaped segments were apparently caused by an object struck into the reverse die, such as a file. This lightly circulated example is mostly pearl-gray, though the margins exhibit rich golden-brown and blue-green shades. Luster fills the curls, wings, and legends. Neither side displays any noticeable abrasions.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24EG, Variety PCGS# 39281, Base PCGS# 6069)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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