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    1795 50C VG8 PCGS. O-108, R.4. This much scarcer variety is characterized by several die defects around star 1 and a rim break on the reverse that covers several segments of the milling. Some deep, multicolored patina can be seen surrounding the devices of the obverse, and less so on the reverse. Basically a problem-free example exhibiting smooth, even wear. (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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