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1806 DT50C Private Restrike, J-A1806-1, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1806 DT50C Private Restrike, J-A1806-1, MS
Date 1806
Grade MS65
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 147893
Denomination DT50C

1806 DT50C Half Dollar, Private Restrike, J-A1806-1, R.7, MS65 NGC. Overton Obverse 11. This Judd Appendix A piece is a privately made die trial, produced outside the Mint. It was struck in white metal on an oversized planchet with a plain edge and a blank reverse. Overton's 1806 Obverse 11 was used to strike two Pointed 6 half dollar varieties, O-123 and 124. It is distinguished by the tops of the 1 and 6 in the date attached to the curl and bust. states "several examples are known," which we interpret as R.7. Of the pieces known, a few are combined with a reverse that was impressed by an embossing die for a 12-cent stamp that features a portrait of Henry Clay. The surfaces are remarkably bright and unoxidized. Heavy die rust is seen across the surfaces, as expected. There is also a rectangular perforation in the planchet below the date, extending from the left side of the 8 past the 0. In his Illustrated History, Abe Kosoff stated his belief that David Proskey struck these pieces. The 1806-dated die exists today in the collection of the American Numismatic Society. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $20.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15092, realized $10800. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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