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    1794 Half-Dollar, XF 40

    1794 XF 40. O-101, R.4. Previously featured in the Bowers and Ruddy Park Forest Collection where it was partially described as, "choice for the grade, steel gray toning. Late die break from rim to wreath between UNITED and STATES. Only obtainable variety for the year, but any 1794 half dollar in this condition is a real prize. Thought to be one of the last varieties struck, despite Overton's order of listing; probably among the 18,164 pieces delivered February 4, 1795 from 1794 dated dies."
    Ex: Park Forest Collection (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/80), lot 2441; P.R. Franchville Auction (Heritage Numismatic Auctions, 12/85), lot 1502. (NGC ID# 24E6, PCGS# 6051)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 1998
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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