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SERIES: Flowing Hair Half Dollars 1794-1795
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1795 50C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
6052
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:
$411,250 • PCGS MS65 • 5-19-2015 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 3,500 R-4.3 6 / 6 6 / 6
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 4 / 6 4 / 6
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 6 1 / 6
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Norman Stacks Collection - Lawrence R. Stack Collection - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1096, $411,250

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 5/1906 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1671, $82,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1097, $199,750

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. J. Hewitt Judd Collection - Abe Kosoff, sold privately circa 1962 - L.A. Collection - Stack’s 10/1990:1645, $99,000 - Ed Milas and Richard Burdick, sold privately in 8/1993 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1098, $199,750

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Norman Stacks Collection - Lawrence R. Stack Collection - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1096, $411,250

1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade

Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Harlan P. Smith Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 5/1906 - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1671, $82,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1097, $199,750

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Dr. J. Hewitt Judd Collection - Abe Kosoff, sold privately circa 1962 - L.A. Collection - Stack’s 10/1990:1645, $99,000 - Ed Milas and Richard Burdick, sold privately in 8/1993 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1098, $199,750

3 MS64 PCGS grade  

Norweb Collection - Stack's 11/2006:228, not sold

3 MS64 estimated grade  
Breen Encyclopedia plate coin (p. 375)
 
Stack's 1/1992:571, not sold - Stack's 11/1994:873 - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2005:1146, not sold
3 MS64 estimated grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
10 MS63+ PCGS grade

Thomas Cleneay Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 12/1890:1098 - Waldo C. Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - James Macallister, sold privately in 1943 -  T. James Clarke Collection - New Netherlands 4/1956:1193 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 11/1998:3019 - Bowers & Merena 1/1992:1206 - James Swan Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 4/2004:59 - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5580, $129,250

Ron Guth: The "Two Leaves" refers to the clump of leaves beneath the eagle's left and right wings.  On some coins, there are two leaves in each clump; on others, three leaves are present.  The Two Leaves variety is definitely the more common of these major varieties.