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    1795 O-106 Half Dollar, Fine 12
    Among the Top Dozen Known

    1795 50C 2 Leaves, O-106, T-30, R.6, Fine 12 PCGS. Tompkins Die State 1/3. The O-106 (T-30) variety inherited the hardy obverse die from previous varieties, with several die cracks and a blurry ridge that connects stars 13 to 15 and continues clockwise through the date. The obverse die lasted through O-106 and was then used to strike O-107 (T-31), the series-ending Flowing Hair variety. Conversely, the O-106 reverse die did not last more than a small number of impressions. It cracked early above the second T in STATES, which soon progressed through the eagle's neck to bisect the reverse into two levels, quickly ending its usefulness. This is an attractively toned example of the late die state. All of the motifs are sharply defined for the grade, with slightly heavier wear on the raised upper portion of the reverse. Marks are limited to a few tiny abrasions. Not illustrated in the Tompkins Pictorial Census, although this coin ranks among the top dozen known.
    From The Loma Linda Collection. (NGC ID# 24E7, Variety PCGS# 39222, Base PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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