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    1796 C-2 Half Cent, VF Details
    With Pole, Key Date of Denomination

    1796 1/2 C With Pole, C-2, B-2, High R.4 -- Excessive Corrosion -- PCGS Genuine. VF Details. The 1796 is key to a date collection of half cents. The Guide Book mintage is only 1,390 pieces combined for both varieties, with and without a pole supporting the cap. The With Pole C-2 variety is the more available, but it is nonetheless an important rarity in all grades. The present coin is sharper than most survivors. The legends are bold, Liberty's eye is sharp, and substantial hair detail is evident. There are no consequential marks, but the lavender-brown and gunmetal-blue surfaces are evenly and moderately granular. Our EAC grade VG10.

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