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    Prized 1795 2 Leaves Half, O-106, R.6, VF20

    1795 50C 2 Leaves VF20 PCGS. CAC. O-106, R.6. The obverse shows Liberty's lowest hair curl equidistant from four star points. On the reverse, there are no outside berries below the left (facing) wing. The berries are arranged nine and 10, with two inside and two outside under the right wing. A heavy die break passes through the central reverse. This example shows smooth, distraction-free pinkish-gray surfaces with the moderate wear expected of the grade. There are no adjustment marks or singular abrasions visible on either side. This lovely R.6 example appears to just miss the lower end of the Condition Census.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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