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    Desirable 1794 Bust Half Dollar, VF20 PCGS

    1794 50C VF20 PCGS. O-101, R.4. The O-101 is now thought to be one of the last varieties of the 1794 half dollar to be coined despite Overton's order of listing, and is probably one of the 18,164 pieces delivered February 4, 1795 from 1794 dated dies. This features the 21 berry reverse, the only reverse of this type. A notable die break is seen from the edge between UNITED and STATES on the reverse. This is a picture-perfect VF20 specimen, exhibiting smooth, evenly worn surfaces with no adjustment marks or post-striking problems. An attractive layer of rose-gray patina lends a fully original appearance to this example. This ever popular first-year half dollar is worthy of a strong bid. (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2003
    26th-28th Saturday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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