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Challenging Fine 1794 Half Dollar
Better O-104 Marriage

1794 50C Fine 12 PCGS. O-104, R.5. A better die variety of this low mintage and introductory Flowing Hair date. Perhaps a majority of 1794 examples are O-101, but the die break on the reverse at 4 o'clock confirms the O-104 marriage. An intermediate state without the break near star 11. Dusky blended stone-gray and caramel-gold toning with deeper lilac and forest-green peripheral shades. The obverse border displays moderate mint-issued adjustment marks, but post-strike contact is minor.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)

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October, 2012
18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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