1795 50C Y/Star MS (PCGS# 39255)

The March 2011 Baltimore Auction

  • Auctioneer:
    Stack's/Bowers
  • Lot Number:
    1809
  • Grade:
    F15
  • Price:
    $2,185.00
Lot Description
1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-121. Rarity-4. Y Punched Over Star. Fine-15 (PCGS). An intriguing variety that is attributable without the aid of a loupe, the letter Y in LIBERTY has been punched over a star that was entered into the incorrect position in the die. Remnants of the errant star are particularly discernible within the fork of the Y. An original olive-gray example with considerable boldness of detail in the presence of moderate-to-heavy wear. The reverse is quite smooth, but there are several mentionable abrasions in the obverse field, especially in front of Liberty's eye.
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