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    1794 Half Dollar, Lavender-Gray Fine 12
    O-101a, T-7, Desirable First-Year Issue

    1794 50C O-101a, T-7, High R.3, Fine 12 PCGS. Tompkins Die Stages 1/4. The usually seen variety is attributed by star 1 through the lowest curl, star 9 away from the Y, and the leaf tip between OF. Die cracks extend from the rim through (O)F to the leaves below, and from the rim left of S(TATES) to the leaf. This is an ideal opportunity to obtain a problem-free, first-year half dollar bearing the famous 1794 date. Each side is lavender-gray with clear outlines of Liberty and the eagle. Partial hair and feather detail remains. The stars and legends are clearly readable, and the centering is good. A small, horizontal mark is noted over the ear. (NGC ID# 24E6, Variety PCGS# 39201, Base PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    4th-6th Tuesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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