1809 50C III Edge MS (PCGS# 6094)

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

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Lot Description
1809 50C III Edge MS66 NGC. O-109a, R.2. The heavy die crack through AMERICA, with clashed dentils behind those letters and down to the arrowheads, identifies this variety. O-109 is generally found with the III edge, and other varieties with that edge are O-107, 108, and 111. The Mint experimented with edge devices in 1809, creating the III edge and the XXX edge. The III feature appears as numerous vertical edge marks that resemble edge reeds, except they are unevenly spaced. From the Byers Collection, this Premium Gem is the finest known for the die state, the variety, and the edge type. The satiny silver luster and bold design motifs shine through lovely blue-green and magenta toning that is nicely balanced on both sides.
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