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    First-Year 1794 Half Dollar

    1794 50C --Genuine--NCS. Sharpness of VF20. O-101, R.3. Merely determined genuine by NCS, the sharpness grade is provided by the professional graders of our auction staff. The reverse has a long cut below the right wing, causing a bowed appearance on the obverse. Otherwise, this is a lovely, original example of the first half dollar coined in America.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    29th-30th Thursday-Friday
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