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    Sharp 1795 O-126a Half, VF Details

    1795 50C Small Head--Corroded, Improperly Cleaned--NCS. VF Details. O-126a, High R.4. The obverse appears to have a crack from the left top of E to the border over B, although it is possible that this may actually be a result of the surface quality and not a die defect. The reverse has the usual crack through the lower left part of the wreath.
    Light gray color at the centers gradually changes to deeper gray-brown near the borders. Both sides have finely distributed porosity over most of the surfaces. The impression is nicely centered with full borders on each side.
    Haseltine-15; Beistle 15-Ga; Overton-56; Hilt 24-Z; PCGS #6054; Encyclopedia-4564.
    Ex: Alpine Numismatics (9/2003).
    From The Westmoreland County Collection of Early Bust Halves, Part Two.
    (NGC ID# 24E7, Variety PCGS# 39248, Base PCGS# 6054)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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