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    1794 Half Dollar, Fine 15
    Very Scarce O-107 Die Pair

    1794 50C O-107, T-5, R.6, Fine 15 NGC. Tompkins Die State 1/1. Lightly toned an even, golden-gray shade throughout both sides, this smoothly worn O-107 is problem-free for the grade except for a minor depression above the ear on Liberty's hair strands accompanied by a few faint adjustment marks. Elsewhere, light marks and nicks are consistent with the Choice Fine designation. The reverse in particular is well-preserved with close to 70% of the wing feathers defined. The rims, dentils, stars, and date are crisply struck. (NGC ID# 24E6, Variety PCGS# 39209, Base PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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