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    1795 O-131 Half Dollar, AU Details
    Several Reverse Die Cracks

    1795 50C 2 Leaves -- Obverse Scratched, Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. O-131, High R.4. The O-131 has a low reported census in the fourth edition of the Overton reference, with the finest listed as just VF35, although some better pieces are known. Both sides show light cleaning lines with minor scratches at the center of the obverse on this sharply detailed example. A splash of cobalt-blue toning appears at the center of the reverse.

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