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    1795 Half Dollar, VF25
    Two Leaves, O-117a, T-3

    1795 50C 2 Leaves, O-117a, T-3, R.4, VF25 PCGS. Tompkins Die Stage 4/2. This scarce late die state shows cracks along the top of 795, from the point of the bust to the rim, and from that crack to star 15. The obverse, unique to this pairing, has a diagnostic die line down the right side of the Y in LIBERTY, possibly the remnant of a previously punched letter. Clash marks appear above Liberty's head and below the chin. Each side is smooth with gunmetal-gray patina and areas of remaining brightness within the recesses. Worn motifs are still largely well-defined. The finer points of the curls and feathers are largely indistinct.
    From The Bayside Collection. Consignor's Note: No coins in The Bayside Collection were submitted to NGC or PCGS for regrading or crossover since the coins were originally purchased by the consignor. (NGC ID# 24E7, Variety PCGS# 39234, Base PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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