1801 50C MS (PCGS# 6064)
The January 2012 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 8625
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1801 Draped Bust Half Dollar. O-101. Rarity-3. EF-45 (PCGS). Warm golden gray surfaces exhibit varied gold and champagne hues. A generous amount of retained luster glows richly in Liberty's tresses and among the devices, adding substantially to the overall eye appeal. A pleasing in-hand specimen that holds up well to careful scrutiny. Just 30,289 examples of the date were struck, a modest output by any standards. Nicely struck in most areas save for a touch of weakness in the uppermost reverse stars. A pleasing coin, choice for the grade, and one that will be well received by the bidding audience.