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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, AU53
    Attractive O-105, T-25 Example

    1795 50C 2 Leaves, O-105, T-25, High R.3, AU53 PCGS. Tompkins Die State 1/3. The obverse die is perfect, while the reverse shows a crack from the edge above I in UNITED to the eagles wing tip, then to the leaf pair below the wing. A thin arc of die abrasion connects the upper wreath beneath E and S of STATES. The O-105 is one of the few 1795 die pairs where the Condition Census for the variety consists entirely of Mint State examples.

    This is a pleasing AU53 coin, with mint luster remaining beneath deep, iridescent toning that blossoms into colorful rainbow hues beneath light. A sharp strike accentuates Liberty's flowing hair strands, while traces of the eagle's breast feathers remain despite a touch of wear. Mint-made adjustment marks were largely eliminated by the bold strike, with faint remnants seen at the reverse margins. All 1795 halves are scarce and in strong collector demand in About Uncirculated or finer conditions, regardless of variety.
    From The James Dines "Original Goldbug" Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24E7, Variety PCGS# 39220, Base PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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