1811/10 50C MS (PCGS# 6099)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2213
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The easily attributable "Punctuated Date" variety of the 1811 Capped Bust Half Dollar, so named due to the presence of a prominent die dot between the digits 81 in the date. This attractively original Choice AU exhibits a halo of vivid reddish-gold iridescence around the obverse periphery. The balance of the surfaces are largely brilliant, although the reverse periphery does exhibit faint traces of similar patination to that seen on the obverse. Predominantly lustrous and free of mentionable abrasions, an otherwise bold strike wanes only minimally at the left borders. A very pleasing coin.