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    Choice AU 1795 Half Dollar, Overton-105a

    1795 50C 2 Leaves AU55 NGC. O-105a, R.4. Two points on the first star penetrate the lowest curl. The reverse die eventually (as Overton-103a) develops a huge cud above the AME in AMERICA, but on this intermediate variety the reverse exhibits only lesser mint-made cracks through those letters in addition to RIC, the ribbon ends, the left border of the right (facing) wing, and the feet of the I in UNITED. A richly detailed representative with medium sea-green and mauve patina. There are no distracting abrasions. The dies are slightly rotated counterclockwise. Flowing Hair Half Dollars are always available for a price, but Choice AU pieces are decidedly elusive. The finest certified among the three pieces that NGC has certified as O-105a.
    From the Fred Miller Collection.(#6052) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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