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    1794 O-102 Half, Good 6
    Only 14 Known

    1794 50C Good 6 PCGS. O-102, High R.6. A rare 1794 variety, and the present piece shows about the same detail as the plate coin in the fourth edition of Overton. This piece has an old scratch in the left obverse field, but otherwise is nearly problem free. The obverse is deeply toned in steel, charcoal, and olive-gray, while the reverse is lighter gray with darker peripheral toning.
    Auction and census records suggest that just 14 or 15 examples are known in all grades. This piece apparently ranks a little below average among the limited population.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)


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