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    1795 C-3, B-3 Half Cent, VF20
    Breen Die State II Plate Coin

    1795 Plain Edge, Punctuated Date, C-3, B-3, High R.5, VF20 NGC. CAC. Our EAC grade Fine 12. 77.4 grains. Breen Die State II. Manley Die State 2.0. The bulged central reverse obliterates HALF CENT, a result of the die state and not wear. The myriad marks inside the wreath remain from the planchet prior to striking. Six die combinations were used to coin the 1795-dated half cents, and sub-varieties exist for three of those die pairs, increasing the total number of collectible variations to nine, according to Roger S. Cohen, Jr., or 10, as per Walter Breen. A recent discovery has further increased the total to 10 or 11 depending on the reference consulted. The 1795 C-3 is the rarest of the six basic die pairs with an estimated population of 40 pieces, as maintained by William Eckberg in The Half Cent, 1793-1857, who reports that none grade better than Very Fine. Cohen rated the variety R.6 in 1971 and R.5 in 1982. Breen gave the rarity as High R.5 in 1983 as did Ronald Manley in 1998. Identification of 1795 C-3 is simple: this is the only 1795 variety that has a leaf tip directly below the I in UNITED. A small area of maroon patina appears at 9 o'clock on the reverse of this choice russet, olive-brown, and steel half cent that is one of the six or seven finest surviving examples. The die impression is nicely centered with strong border details around three-quarters of the obverse and reverse.
    Ex: Joseph Coscia Collection; Walter Breen Collection; Jon Hanson (4/15/1968); Donald G. Partrick.

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

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 100% Copper

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