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1795 50C 2 Leaves AU58 NGC. O-110, R.3....

2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 9, 2014
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Location: Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
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1795 O-110 Half Dollar, AU58
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1795 50C 2 Leaves AU58 NGC. O-110, R.3. The Overton-110 variety is one of the more available die combinations for the 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar, but is scarce in Mint or near-Mint condition. The obverse die used to strike this coin is unique to the O-110 variety, with its most notable diagnostics being a series of raised, spike-like die lines visible near Liberty's lowest curls and a broadly recut 9 in the date.

The reverse die is shared with variety O-112 and is noted for its 9-8 berry arrangement with two berries under each wing on the inside wreath. Overton states only one of the four berries has a stem but, on highly detailed examples such as this coin, it is clear three of the four berries have stems (albeit two of the stems are quite short).

This AU58 example is well-struck with strong hair details on Liberty and full breast feathers on the eagle. Light wear is apparent on eagle's wings with some softness on the talons. Few abrasions from circulation are evident, with a single, unobtrusive hairline beneath the portrait visible but it is not significant for the grade. Some die clashing encircles the obverse and exists less visibly on the reverse. Attractive deep gray-blue, old-silver toning dominates with champagne-gold and magenta highlights amid pleasing remnants of mint luster. Census: 44 in 58 (1 in 58 ), 47 finer (12/13).(Registry values: N4719) (PCGS# 6052)

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