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    1795 50C -- Obverse Repaired -- 2 Leaves, O-115, R.5, NGC Details. Fine. Ex: Hilt Collection. The O-115 obverse (shared with O-116) is identified by star 1 piercing the curl, and star 2 touching the second curl. Glossy from cleaning and with several areas of repair, this piece has acquired a silver-gray patina on the obverse and a deeper steel-gray color on the reverse with golden highlights. A rim-to-rim "X" existed at one time on the obverse, through the T of LIBERTY across the portrait to the bottom edge below the 7 in the date, and a second leg through star 6 to between stars 12 and 13. Light repair work was performed to hide most of the defect.
    From The Liberty USA Collection, Part 2.


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