Well struck early die state with handsome, original toning. Thin, high rims are razor sharp. Complete dentils, obverse and reverse. The obverse die is famous: it was overdated and used in 1806 [1806/5 O.104]. No other half-dollar obverse die was used in successive years, a surprise in view of the number of overdates to be found in the series. As a date, 1805 is far scarcer than its companions from 1806 and 1807. Here is a wonderful coin for the date collector. From MB 43, Aug. 2016, lot 3 @ $2,421. Estimate: $2,000 to $2,500
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