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    1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, Fine 15
    Important First-Year Issue, O-105, T-3

    1794 50C O-105, T-3, R.5, Fine 15 PCGS. A modest mintage of 23,464 Flowing Hair half dollars was accomplished in 1794, the first year of the denomination. Eleven different die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the O-105 variety, with star 2 attached to the lowest curl and the leaf attached to the right base of I in AMERICA. This piece shows extensive wear on the design elements, but the hair ends are bold and some interior detail in the hairlines remains intact. The pleasing lavender-gray surfaces are lightly abraded, with some light planchet adjustment marks on the upper reverse. The 1794 is always popular with first-year type collectors, as well as series specialists. (NGC ID# 24E6, Variety PCGS# 39206, Base PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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