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Elusive 1795 Half Dollar, Two Leaves
O-122, AU50

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU50 PCGS. O-122, R.5. Thirty-two different die marriages of Flowing Hair half dollars were produced in 1795. The present coin is an example of the prized O-122 variety, a pleasing example with Condition Census potential. Star 15 touches the bust on the obverse, and the reverse berries are distributed nine left, eight right. The smooth pearl-gray surfaces display a slight degree of forest-green and cobalt-blue patina near the lower left obverse border. A die crack extends from 3 o'clock to 5:30 on the reverse rim, passing through M, the eagle's wingtip, several leaves, and the second A of AMERICA. Even wear appears on both sides, with a few wispy marks and hairlines of little consequence.
From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)


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