1795 50C 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6052)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 13187
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Deep gunmetal-blue and gray toning on both sides, with the central obverse showing a lighter silver-gray area in the center on Liberty's head. Lustrous in the fields, which flashes under a light when examined. There are light adjustment marks in the 95 and Liberty's bust, another crosses star twelve, but these are minor and not distracting. The strike is sharp for this rare type issue, with Liberty showing full separation on her uppermost curls--and too, the eagle shows full breast feathers and these are seldom seen as even slight circulation wears these high points away. For this particular variety this is the fifth finest seen, and for the entire 1795 half dollar issue in the top 20 seen by PCGS. This brings into perspective what an incredible coin this is, and one that is certainly not to be missed if you desire a splendid example for your type, date or variety collection.