1807 50C Bearded Goddess Large Stars 50/20 MS (PCGS# 39357)
The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale
Lot Number: 2869
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1807 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-111a. Rarity-5. Bearded Goddess, 50/20. VF-20 (PCGS). OGH. Medium steel gray with golden gray highlights, evenly worn but completely unmarked to the unassisted eye. The famous and elusive <strong>Bearded Goddess</strong> variety, so named owing to a die break from Liberty's chin, here in full bloom with the break extending to her chest; another break engages the first six obverse stars. The reverse is the 50/20 variety, though the old-style PCGS insert does not recognize this popular <em>Guide Book </em>variety. From the first year of the new design type; the depiction of Liberty on this date is the writer's favorite bust of Liberty in the entire U.S. coinage spectrum. Pleasing for the grade and certain to draw attention when it enters the auction arena.