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

1795 50C Overton 126a Small Head (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS VF35

PCGS VF35
PCGS #:
39248
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:
$14,100 • PCGS VF35 • 1-6-2016 • Heritage
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2,050
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3,050
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4,250
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7,750
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12,500
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15,000
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18,250
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19,750
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62
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:144, $840 (300 British Pounds) - Spink & Son, Ltd. - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 8/1973:3 - Dr. George F. Oviedo Collection - Stack’s 9/1983:722 - William R. Orwen Collection - Stack’s 10/1999:341, $89,125 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1099, $199,750

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:144, $840 (300 British Pounds) - Spink & Son, Ltd. - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 8/1973:3 - Dr. George F. Oviedo Collection - Stack’s 9/1983:722 - William R. Orwen Collection - Stack’s 10/1999:341, $89,125 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1099, $199,750

Don Willis: I owned the VF35 a few years ago. It is an exceptional coin and looks strikingly different than most 1795 halves. The variety is listed as an R4 but I believe it to be much scarcer. Herman reports app. 10 unique coins selling in auction over the past 10 years (so where are all the rest?!). The coin has the look of a strong XF and the strike is unbelievable! So much depth to the devices - it almost looks like a medal. By far the finest small head I've ever seen!