1805 1/2C C-3 Small 5 Stems, BN MS (PCGS# 35185)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 1444
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1805 Draped Bust Half Cent. C-3. Rarity-4. Manley Die State 2.0. Small 5, Stems. Fine-12 (PCGS). Relatively choice for the grade with very few marks available to the naked eye despite the lengthy stay in the channels of commerce. The deep golden-brown surfaces are chocolate-brown in places. Prominent obverse bulge at Liberty's profile, portions of HALF CENT, especially the H and CE, are weak but present still. All told, an amply pleasing example of this somewhat elusive variety. <br />
Manley Die State 2.0. "Obverse: The bulge before the face is prominent, later becoming massive. Reverse: HALF CENT is usually weak. The usual state."