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    1795 O-125 Half Dollar, XF45
    Bold Central Motifs, Two Leaves Reverse

    1795 50C Two Leaves, O-125, T-13, R.4, XF45 NGC. Tompkins Die State 2/1. The 1795 half dollar is often encountered in type specialists' collections. This piece is of a scarce variety, characterized in part by star 1 fully piercing Liberty's lower hair curl. Rich gunmetal-gray and dusky olive-gold patina coats each side, with only light wear seen over the well-defined design elements. Numerous mint-made adjustment marks are noted around the obverse periphery, causing minor softness of strike on the lower-right dentils. Only small abrasions and marks dot the surfaces on both sides. This piece will be of interest to both the type collector and the early half dollar variety specialist.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2001), lot 7727; Chicago Signature (Heritage, 8/2011), lot 3910; Houston Signature (Heritage, 12/2013), lot 3624; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2014), lot 4506; Dallas Signature (Heritage, 3/2018), lot 3051; Beverly Hills Signature (Heritage, 12/2018), lot 4165; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2019), lot 3103.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24E7, Variety PCGS# 39241, Base PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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