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1795 2 Leaves Half, O-109, AU
Lustrous Under Colorful Toning

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU50 PCGS Secure. O-109, R.4. This very scarce die pair is attributable solely from the reverse, which has inner berries but no outer berries under the eagle's wings and a leaf extending on either side of the stem at the F in OF. This richly toned example is only modestly worn and has considerable remaining luster under waves of blue, violet, pink, peach, and gold-gray toning. The surfaces show several faults that influence the grade, including two sizable scrapes over the 17 in the date and a pinscratch on the eagle's breast, but the overall visual appeal remains strong, especially at arm's length.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

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April, 2013
24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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