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    Worthy XF 1795 Flowing Hair Half
    O-122, Two Leaves Reverse

    1795 50C 2 Leaves XF40 NGC. O-122, R.5. The obverse has light clash marks below the chin and hidden within the upper hair strands, extending into the field behind the top of Liberty's head. The reverse has a heavy die crack at the lower right, crossing the right ribbon end to the final A, the lower portion of the wreath, back to the border through the right wing tip, the left base of E, and the right top of M.
    Pleasing pewter surfaces overall with darker gray color close to the borders. Both sides have light circulation marks that are expected for this grade. Moderate to heavy adjustment marks are present over portions of the reverse, especially at the lower left.
    Ex: Sheridan Downey (8/1999); Westmoreland County Collection of Early Bust Halves (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 1338.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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