1812/1 50C Small 8 MS (PCGS# 6101)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 828
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1812/1 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-102a. Rarity-2. Small 8. AU-50 (PCGS). Generally brilliant in appearance, with note only light pale-silver patina to both sides that is not readily evident at all angles. Sharply struck in most areas, only the upper-left obverse periphery is softly defined--a common characteristic in examples of this die marriage. Both sides are uncommonly smooth for a circulated Bust Half Dollar, and a few interesting clashmarks in the obverse field below and behind the bust are as-struck features. The overdate is clearly see without the aid of a loupe.