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    Lovely Near-Mint 1795 Half Dollar
    Two Leaves, O-104

    1795 50C 2 Leaves AU58 NGC. O-104, R.4. An obverse with the lowest curl close to (but not touching) star 1 is paired with a 10x7 berries reverse. Another noteworthy obverse die marker is the cracking through LIBERTY. A near-Mint representative of this popular issue, from the second and last year of the Flowing Hair half dollar design. Dappled gold-orange toning elements grace much of each side, and the reverse rims show hints of lavender and peach. Well struck with only a touch of rub visible on the highest design elements and considerable luster in the fields. Modestly abraded with strong eye appeal.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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