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    1794 O-101 Half Dollar, VF25
    Plentiful 1794 Variety

    1794 50C VF25 PCGS. CAC. O-101, R.3. The O-101 die marriage is the only reasonably plentiful variety among all 1794 half dollars, with a population of about 350 coins in all grades. The present pleasing VF specimen is finer than most known examples, and it is a likely candidate for the specialist or type collector.
    Both sides have pleasing pewter-gray patina with delicate peripheral gold toning and pale blue overtones. The surfaces show the usual minor scratches and other marks consistent with the grade. Population: 35 in 25, 56 finer (3/12).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (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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    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    18th-22nd Wednesday-Sunday
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