1793 1/2C, BN MS (PCGS# 1000)

2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137

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Lot Description
1793 1/2 C VF30 PCGS. C-3, B-3, R.3. The 7 is short and the L in LIBERTY is low, identifying the obverse. The reverse is distinguished by a crowded fraction. Having the sharpness of XF, this piece is net graded because of a few tiny rim bruises on each side. Otherwise, the surfaces are pleasing with intermingled tan and darker olive. Trivial marks on each side are consistent with the grade. In addition, there is a natural planchet crack at 7 o'clock that remains from the time this piece was minted in 1793. The strike is sharp and nicely centered with full obverse and reverse borders, although the planchet was apparently narrow, leaving little margin outside the border beads. MRB Fine 12.
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