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    1794 Half Dollar, O-101a, VF20
    Pleasing First-Year Example

    1794 50C O-101a, T-7, High R.3, VF20 PCGS. This late die state variant of O-101 is cracked through the F in OF and from the wreath to the final S in STATES. Overton-101a representatives are typically seen in well-worn condition, making this VF coin above average. Any 1794 half dollar certified finer than this is a rarity. The present coin displays excellent original pewter-gray coloration with tinges of olive-gold in the protected portions of the fields, mainly tucked close to the relief elements. Some lighter patina is observed on the worn points of the Liberty portrait and eagle. To the unaided eye, this piece presents well and has smooth surfaces. A loupe reveals several old, horizontal pinscratches on the obverse that are not overly detracting.
    From The Walter Freeman Collection, Part I. (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.

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