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1795 2 Leaves Half, O-116, VF20
Pleasing Midgrade Example

1795 50C 2 Leaves VF20 PCGS. O-116, R.4. The UNITED from the reverse is backwards and incused under LIBERTY on the obverse, and the berries are arranged seven left, nine right. This is an attractive bluish-brown midgrade example of this very scarce die pairing, showing considerable eye appeal and a few planchet adjustment marks through the central obverse and up to the rim at star 8. The slab has a V-shaped scrape on the plastic, with the left edge extending upward and to the right, framing the eagle's tail, that must not be confused with coin damage. Certified in a green-label holder.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

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January, 2014
8th-12th
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