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    1794 Half Dollar, VF Details
    Very Scarce O-105a

    1794 50C -- Corrosion, Whizzed -- NGC Details. VF. O-105a, R.5. Designated as O-105 on the NGC insert but the radial die crack above the first T in STATES is present. Elusive, since most Flowing Hair halves are dated 1795, and a majority of 1794 haves are O-101. This well defined example is somewhat glossy and bright from cleaning. The obverse is granular though the reverse is only lightly granular. Scattered adjustment marks on the reverse are all of mint origin.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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