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

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+
13,000
50+
18,000
53+
21,000
55+
23,500
58+
30,000
60
37,500
2
62+
86,000
63+
140,000
1
64+
215,000
65
310,000
2

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  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade