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1796 50c PCGS VF30 (15 Stars)

Rare Two-Year Type

Eye Appeal:
Degree of Toning: 4/10
DLRC Inventory #: 1825671

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Auction Name: Internet Auction #1073.
Closed On: Sunday, July 14, 2019 9:13 PM.
Realized: $78,500.

Item Description:
Desirable in all grades, this piece is often featured in the Top 100 US Coins reference book. Totally choice for the grade, with light grayish-brown surfaces this piece is a fantastic survivor from a mintage of just 934 pieces. The 1796 is the first year of type and is scarcer than the 1797s and is more desirable based on the rarity.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 6057 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Half Dollars
Series: Bust Half Dollars
Type: Draped bust, small eagle reverse
Years for Type: 1796-1797
Strike: Business
Denomination: Half dollar
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Weight: 13.48g
Mintage: 3,918