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    Pleasing Choice VF 1794 Half Dollar, O-101

    1794 50C VF35 PCGS. O-101, R.4. Obverse star 1 pierces the center of the lowest hair curl; this variety features the only reverse with 21 berries. A pleasingly original example of this very scarce first-year issue. The surfaces are dove-gray in the centers with slightly deeper rose-gray color in the fields, and warm earth tones near the peripheries. There are only a few slight surface blemishes on either side, which include a handful of hair-thin pinscratches on the portrait of Liberty. The most common die marriage of the year, and an excellent choice for either date or type collectors. (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    March, 2007
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