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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, AU55
    Popular Type Issue, Scarce O-113a

    1795 50C 2 Leaves AU55 NGC. O-113a, R.4. The 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar is the more available date of this popular two-year design type, with a mintage of 299,680 pieces and 32 die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the scarce O-113a variety, characterized by the A in STATES struck over an E, and some die imperfections on the surfaces between stars 12-15. This attractive Choice AU specimen displays just a touch of wear on the well-detailed design elements, with vibrant mint luster under shades of violet, gray, and champagne-gold patina. A few minor contact marks do little to detract from the considerable eye appeal. Census: 30 in 55, 79 finer (12/11).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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