1807 50C Large Stars 50/20 MS (PCGS# 6086)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1921
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Unlike most examples of this die marriage, this piece retains a trace (however faint) of the base of the 2 underdigit to the right of the base of the digit 5 in the denomination. Other positive attributes include a suitably bold strike, freedom from significant wear and lovely target toning in golden-apricot, sea-green and lavender-gray colors. The surfaces are also remarkably smooth for a circulated example of the first-year Capped Bust Half Dollar issue, and they even retain flickers of original luster around the peripheries. PQ!