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    1807 Draped Bust Half Dollar, AU53
    O-102, Lustrous Fields

    1807 50C Draped Bust, O-102, T-8, R.2, AU53 PCGS. The variety is attributed by the left serif of the Y in LIBERTY that points well above the top of the T, a small lump (die chip) inside the upper loop of the 8, a leaf that points to the extreme right base of the I in AMERICA, and the eagle's beak being joined to a star point. Luster is visible in the recesses of this AU53 specimen, and nice detail is seen on the design elements. Uniform silver-gray color shows on both sides. A minute mark in the field back of Liberty's head is mentioned for complete accuracy.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 1450; ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2017), lot 4870.
    From The Kessler Family Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24EM, Variety PCGS# 39339, Base PCGS# 6079)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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