1797 1/2C Plain Edge, BN MS (PCGS# 1036)

Col. Steven Ellsworth Collection of Half Cents

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1797 1/2 C Plain Edge VG10 NGC. C-3a, B-3c, R.3. Breen State III. Manley State 2.0. EAC 8. A faint crack extends from the chin “wart” to the border at about 3 o’clock. The reverse has a light crack through E of UNITED to the wreath. Known as the Low Head, this die combination found with a plain, lettered, or gripped edge. The plain edge pieces are more plentiful than the lettered or gripped edge coins, but much rarer than either the 1 over 1 or Normal Date varieties. Mostly olive and light brown with hints of darker steel brown. Small splashes of reddish-tan are evident below the bust and along the upper left obverse border. While some faint hairlines and other typical handling marks are visible on each side, the surfaces are pleasing for the grade. Ex: M. Hays (4/1991); Mike Demling (1/1998). From The Colonel Steven Ellsworth Collection of U.S. Half Cents.
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