1795 50C 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6052)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4098
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1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. O-105a. Rarity-4. Two Leaves. MS-62 (PCGS). OGH. The top coin in the census for this variety and die state, with no other examples above AU-55 at either PCGS or NGC. This famously pedigreed Flowing Hair half dollar exhibits beautiful lustrous surfaces with matte-like fields and peach gold toning, a few splashes of teal hiding in the legend on the reverse. The strike is above average for the type,e specially on the obverse where we note crisp definition to the tresses of Liberty's hair and full, bold denticulation around the border. The reverse shows some adjustment marks (as struck) running through the lower half of the eagle, but they are actually well hidden among the eagle's feathers and legs and not immediately apparent without a glass. Both sides equally free of significant post-production abrasions,. An important coin for the variety collector and sure to be hotly contested by those wishing to own the very best available.