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1796 50C 15 Stars VF30 PCGS #39261

O-101, Rarity 5. From the Heritage, Summer 2008 FUN Auction. The design elements display excellent definition for the grade designation, slightly more so on the obverse. Liberty's hair strands in the middle and lower portions of the portrait are sharp, as is the dentilation on both sides, the sole exception being that on the upper obverse. Strong definition is also noted on about one-half of the eagle's wing plumage, along with that on the tail. Particularly noteworthy is the clarity in most of the diagnostic semi-circular crack above Liberty's shoulder; this fine crack is usually visible only on higher-end VF and better examples. Soft champagne-gold patina accented with whispers of sky-blue and lavender covers both sides, and traces of luster are visible in some of the motif interstices, especially those of Liberty's hair and the eagle's feathers. The surfaces are relatively clean for a coin having seen light to moderate circulation. A couple of inoffensive obverse pinscratches are only mentioned for complete accuracy, and two minute marks near the rim above star 7, one between 9 and 6 in the date, and another to the top right of the 2 in the fraction may help in identifying the coin for future catalogers and researchers.

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU53 PCGS #39228

O-110, Rarity 4. This is a condition census coin for the variety with the top 5 being 61,45,45,40,35. Previously offered in Heritage's 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116. The present silver-gray piece is noteworthy for its ample shimmering luster and bold hair definition. Impressively undisturbed by abrasions apart from a hair-thin mark near the TAT in STATES. Struck from prominently clashed dies, as usually seen with this variety.

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU53 PCGS #39228

O-110, Rarity 4. This is a condition census coin for the variety with the top 5 being 61,45,45,40,35. Previously offered in Heritage's 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116. The present silver-gray piece is noteworthy for its ample shimmering luster and bold hair definition. Impressively undisturbed by abrasions apart from a hair-thin mark near the TAT in STATES. Struck from prominently clashed dies, as usually seen with this variety.

1796 50C 15 Stars VF30 PCGS #39261

O-101, Rarity 5. From the Heritage, Summer 2008 FUN Auction. The design elements display excellent definition for the grade designation, slightly more so on the obverse. Liberty's hair strands in the middle and lower portions of the portrait are sharp, as is the dentilation on both sides, the sole exception being that on the upper obverse. Strong definition is also noted on about one-half of the eagle's wing plumage, along with that on the tail. Particularly noteworthy is the clarity in most of the diagnostic semi-circular crack above Liberty's shoulder; this fine crack is usually visible only on higher-end VF and better examples. Soft champagne-gold patina accented with whispers of sky-blue and lavender covers both sides, and traces of luster are visible in some of the motif interstices, especially those of Liberty's hair and the eagle's feathers. The surfaces are relatively clean for a coin having seen light to moderate circulation. A couple of inoffensive obverse pinscratches are only mentioned for complete accuracy, and two minute marks near the rim above star 7, one between 9 and 6 in the date, and another to the top right of the 2 in the fraction may help in identifying the coin for future catalogers and researchers.

1796 50C 15 Stars VF30 PCGS #39261

O-101, Rarity 5. From the Heritage, Summer 2008 FUN Auction. The design elements display excellent definition for the grade designation, slightly more so on the obverse. Liberty's hair strands in the middle and lower portions of the portrait are sharp, as is the dentilation on both sides, the sole exception being that on the upper obverse. Strong definition is also noted on about one-half of the eagle's wing plumage, along with that on the tail. Particularly noteworthy is the clarity in most of the diagnostic semi-circular crack above Liberty's shoulder; this fine crack is usually visible only on higher-end VF and better examples. Soft champagne-gold patina accented with whispers of sky-blue and lavender covers both sides, and traces of luster are visible in some of the motif interstices, especially those of Liberty's hair and the eagle's feathers. The surfaces are relatively clean for a coin having seen light to moderate circulation. A couple of inoffensive obverse pinscratches are only mentioned for complete accuracy, and two minute marks near the rim above star 7, one between 9 and 6 in the date, and another to the top right of the 2 in the fraction may help in identifying the coin for future catalogers and researchers.

1806 50C Pointed 6, No Stem AU58 PCGS #39311

O-109A, Rarity 3. From Stack's Nov 10, 2009, The 74th Anniversary Sale, Lot 1359. Listed as: The present coin is graded AU-58 by PCGS and we consider it to be a high-end piece, comparing quite favorably to more than just a few half dollars of this type that are in the Mint State category. Moreover, the obverse is attractive lavender and gray and the reverse is medium gray, with much underlying mint frost. An outstanding coin worthy of a strong bid. Formerly from Heritage's 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, Lot 1868.

1806 50C Pointed 6, No Stem AU58 PCGS #39311

O-109A, Rarity 3. From Stack's Nov 10, 2009, The 74th Anniversary Sale, Lot 1359. Listed as: The present coin is graded AU-58 by PCGS and we consider it to be a high-end piece, comparing quite favorably to more than just a few half dollars of this type that are in the Mint State category. Moreover, the obverse is attractive lavender and gray and the reverse is medium gray, with much underlying mint frost. An outstanding coin worthy of a strong bid. Formerly from Heritage's 2006 September Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #416, Lot 1868.