1795 50C A over E (Regular Strike)

Series: Flowing Hair Half Dollars 1794-1795

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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A OVER E DETAIL

A OVER E DETAIL

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
39252
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter:
32.50 millimeters
Weight:
13.48 grams
Mintage:
299,680
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 500 R-6.0 4 / 6 4 / 6
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 6
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 6 1 / 6
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 6
60 or Better 1 / 6
65 or Better 1 / 6

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 estimated grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

3 AU50 estimated grade
4 XF40 estimated grade
4 XF40 estimated grade
6 VF35 estimated grade
7 VF30 PCGS grade
7 VF30 estimated grade

George Ramont, June 1983 - Jules Reiver - Heritage 1/2006 - 22492 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:550, not sold

8 VF20 PCGS grade
9 F15 PCGS grade
#1 MS63 estimated grade
#2 MS62 PCGS grade

Dale Friend Collection

#3 AU50 estimated grade
#4 XF40 estimated grade
#4 XF40 estimated grade
#6 VF35 estimated grade
#7 VF30 PCGS grade
#7 VF30 estimated grade

George Ramont, June 1983 - Jules Reiver - Heritage 1/2006 - 22492 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:550, not sold

#8 VF20 PCGS grade
#9 F15 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1795 "A over E in STATES" variety was caused when the die engraver accidentally punched an E instead of an A as the third letter of the word STATES on the reverse. Such an error is understandable since the engraver was working in reverse when creating the die. No effort was made to efface the mistake, thus virtually every example of this variety shows "ears" near the top of the A (which are merely the serifs of the E peeking out from underneath the A). Only one die pair shows these characteristics, but there are two discernible die states (Overton 113 and 113a). The later die state (O-113a) shows the diagnostic die lump between to the left of the final star on the right, plus a crack through the letters of LIBERTY.

Only two Mint State examples are known of the A over E variety, the finest of which is a PCGS MS64.

Don Willis: The STETES variety. Very easy to recognize as there is always a large die lump between the 5 and star 15 on the obverse. On the reverse the engraver mistakenly spelled STETES then went back and recut an A over the first E. Easily visible. Not seen in high grades. The best I ever had was a F15.