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    Attractive Very Fine O-101 1794 Half

    1794 50C VF20 NGC. O-101, R.3. A point of star 1 pierces the lowest hair curl near its center, while a point of star 2 is close to curl 2, providing easy obverse attribution. On the reverse a die crack connects the border to the wreath between the D and S. The light gray patination on this attractive Very Fine type coin shows hints of violet and gold. The design elements are well centered and exhibit relatively strong definition for the grade. The only blemishes worthy of mention are a couple of light rim marks on the lower right obverse. There are no adjustment marks on either side. A wonderful example of the popular two-year Flowing Hair type.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E6, 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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