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    1795 2 Leaves Half, O-109, AU
    Sharp and Richly Toned

    1795 50C 2 Leaves AU50 PCGS Secure. O-109, R.4. The O-109 die pairing of the 1795 2 Leaves Bust half is easily identified by the four points of stars 1 and 2 about equidistant from the lowest hair curl, and there are none of the milling defects that mark the O-108. On the reverse the berries are nine left, eight right, with two each inside under the left and right wings. Two of the milling segments are joined, just to the left of OF. The surfaces on this About Uncirculated example are well-balanced and well-centered, with full, sharp denticles, and light wear over the design high points. The obverse is richly toned in charcoal-gray, cobalt-blue, and orange-russet shades. The reverse is lighter with dove-gray patina throughout and orange-russet around the devices. A few minor abrasions are concentrated in the lower obverse field above the first two digits in the date. This piece appears at the low end of the Condition Census according to our most recent Stephen Herrman reference.
    Ex: Richard Genaitis Collection / Atlanta Signature (Heritage, 8/2001), lot 6088. (Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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