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    1794 O-101a Half Dollar
    Planchet Flaw, VF Sharpness

    1794 50C O-101a, T-7, High R.3 -- Obverse Planchet Flaw, Improperly Cleaned -- NCS Genuine. VF Details. Tompkins Die State 1/3. The late-state die crack between olive leaves is not yet seen, suggesting a middle die stage. A free-form planchet flaw or strike-through runs across the portrait, while the slightly mottled toning indicates an old cleaning. Still, this is an appealing mid-grade example of the always in-demand 1794 Flowing Hair half. VF definition remains, as does deep, golden-gray toning throughout both sides.
    From The Estate of Terry Brand, Part V (NGC ID# 24E6, Variety PCGS# 39201, Base PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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