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    1795 C-2a Half Cent, MS61 Brown
    Punctuated Date, Lettered Edge

    1795 1/2 C Lettered Edge, Punctuated Date, C-2a, B-2a, R.3, MS61 Brown NGC. Manley Die State 3.0 with a clash mark joining the F in OF to the leaf below. A long, narrow die flaw between the 1 and 7 confirms the Punctuated Date variety. That obverse die was paired with three reverses, but a die flaw on the reverse rim at 9 o'clock identifies Cohen-2. A rare plain edge subvariety is known, but the present lot has a lettered edge. This apple-green and rose-red representative exhibits a crisp strike and unmarked satiny surfaces. The obverse shows even light granularity. As of (8/20), NGC has certified seven pieces as C-2a, six as VF or lower and just one coin finer as MS62 Brown. Our EAC grade AU50.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2224, Variety PCGS# 35070, Base PCGS# 1015)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper


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