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1795 50C O-127 Small Head, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1795 50C O-127 Small Head, MS
Date 1795
Grade VF20
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 39249
Denomination 50C

1795 50C 2 Leaves, O-127, T-23, High R.6 -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. VF. Tompkins Die Stage 1/1. Liberty's head is smaller than usual. The reverse berries are arranged 9x8 with two berries placed inside the wreath under each of the eagle's wings. Overton-127 is very rare. Tompkins has identified 28 pieces, excluding this example, which would rank third on his Condition Census. The surfaces have retoned in pleasing cobalt-blue, violet, and gold hues since a long-ago cleaning. The hair curls are partly defined, as are the eagle's feathers, and the legends are clear and readable. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15431, realized $3840. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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