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Lightly Toned 1795 Half Dollar 2 Leaves

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU55 PCGS. O-113a, R.4. The popular variety with the A in STATES struck over an E. A rough broken patch between the date and star 15 is diagnostic of the obverse. This later die state also displays a die crack joining most of the letters in LIBERTY at the top, as well as rough breaks or defects between stars 12 and 15.

A medley of golden-gray, mauve, sky-blue, and gold-tan patina runs over both sides, and traces of luster occur in the protected areas. The design elements are well defined, with especially bold definition on the dentils. A few wispy marks are not worthy of individual mention.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)


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January, 2007
3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
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