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    1794 Flowing Hair Half, Fine 12
    O-101a, Well-Defined for the Grade

    1794 50C O-101a, T-7, High R.3, Fine 12 NGC. Tompkins Die State 1/5. Almond-gold toning at the margins adds eye appeal to the medium-gray patina that covers both sides of this well-defined, first-year half dollar. The rims and dentils are complete, with only minor weakness at the lower-right obverse. Some wing feather definition remains. A few Mint adjuster's file marks remain in the central hair strands, one of them heavier than the others. This is an appealing collector-grade example of the O-101a late die stage.
    From The Terry Brand Estate, Part VI. (NGC ID# 24E6, Variety PCGS# 39201, Base PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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