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1807 HALF DOLLAR -
OVERTON 114

Variety nickname:
Large Stars, Normal Denomination

PCGS No: 6088

Rarity: Scarce

Notes:
The finest 1807 Capped Bust "Large Stars, Normal Denomination" Half Dollars graded by PCGS is 2 MS-64's.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65 (illustrated above).  Overton 114.  Ex - B. Max Mehl, November 1954 - Auctions by Bowers & Merena, Inc. "Norweb" Sale, November 1988 - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3273, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Light clash marks on either side.  For the variety (O-114) it sits at the top of the Condition Census of six finest know (65, 60, 60, 60, 58, 55). Overton-114 has small die defect lumps below the 7 in date. Stars are large and well formed; LIBERTY has cross lines in the bottom of the letters although B is unfinished at top. The reverse number 50 has small, slender numerals. Two lower arrowheads are firmly joined, while the upper one is separate."

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton 

"The PCGS Population Report, April 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service