1795 50C 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6052)
The June 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 1279
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The pale lilac-gray surfaces exhibit evenly worn devices and a few faint ticks to the naked eye, yet even low magnification fails to reveal any marks of substance other than some soft vertical scratches beneath the eagle's dexter wing. We do note, however, a patch of roughness near the date and to the right at stars 15, 14, and 13; this is only seen with a loupe. Obverse die crack from dentils to top of E in LIBERTY, die line at back of 7 in date, reverse without significant die markers. Here is an amply pleasing example of a scarce die combination in a wholly collectable state, and a coin worth viewing.