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SERIES: Flowing Hair Half Dollars 1794-1795
LEVEL: Minor Variety or Die Variety

1795 50C Overton 120 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS VF30

VF20 estimated grade
Image courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions
PCGS #:
39237
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Designer:
Robert Scot
Weight:
13.48 grams
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage:
299,680
Metal Content:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$42,300 • NGC MS62 • 1-7-2015 • Heritage
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4
4,200
6
6,250
8
7,500
12
8,600
20
12,500
1
30
18,500
1
61
49,000
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 estimated grade  

Heritage 1/2015:4121, $42,300

2 XF40 estimated grade  
3 VF30 PCGS grade
3 VF30 estimated grade  
3 VF30 estimated grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 estimated grade  

Heritage 1/2015:4121, $42,300

2 XF40 estimated grade  
3 VF30 PCGS grade
3 VF30 estimated grade  
3 VF30 estimated grade  
6 VF20 estimated grade  

Michael Summers, sold privately in 7/1999 - Westmoreland County Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2841, $18,400

Ron Guth: The 1795 O-120 Half Dollar is one of the rarest varieties of the year, and certainly one of the toughest die varieties of the entire series.  Perhaps a dozen or so are known, but no one has compared pictures in auction catalogs to our knowledge, thus there may be fewer actual examples available to collectors.  Until recently, the finest example known of this variety was estimated to be XF40.  However, in 2015, Heritage sold an NGC MS62 example for $42,300 in January 2015  No other example comes close.