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    Exceptional 1795 Half Dollar

    1795 XF 40. O-117a, R.4. Light and medium gray toning is highlighted by areas of iridescent gold. This half is nicely centered and well struck, with more details than might be expected from an XF grade. We note an inconspicuous planchet crack to the right of the date. Liberty's face has a few marks, now well hidden by the toning. (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 1998
    7th-9th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

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