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Coins Certified as of 9/4

My Coin #03950779

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU55

CERTIFICATION#: 03950779
PCGS#: 6052

Owner's Comments

1795 50C 2 Leaves AU55. O-102, R.4. This piece is an intermediate die state, the obverse meeting Overton's requirements for O-102a and the reverse perfect as an O-102. It is also one of the finest known examples of the die marriage. In the fourth edition of Overton, Don Parsley recorded the Condition Census as 55, 45, 40, 30, 30. The finest examples to appear in recent auctions (and the only AU grade coins) are an AU55 ANACS piece that Heritage sold in November 2003 and an uncertified AU50 sold by Stack's in May 2001. Each side has a few minor scuffs and abrasions, but the overall eye appeal of this example is excellent. Satiny pale gray surfaces exhibit sharp design features with nearly full luster, accented by delightful gold and iridescent toning.

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 32.50 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Mintage: 299,680 Weight: 13.48 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
45+
13,200
50+
16,500
53+
18,500
55+
22,500
58+
30,000
60
37,500
2
62+
86,000
63+
142,500
2
64+
275,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

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

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