1795 50C Overton 105a (Regular Strike)

Series: Flowing Hair Half Dollars 1794-1795

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS VF20

PCGS VF20

PCGS #:
39221
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
Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1663, $25,300 - RLS Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4098, $70,500

2 AU58 estimated grade

King Farouk Collection - Sotheby's 2/1954:1683 (part of bulk lot) - Abe Kosoff - Dr. J. Hewitt Judd Collection - Illustrated History of U.S. Coins (Kosoff, 1962), lot 25 - Westbrook Collection - Jim Brilliant Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1992:13 - J.J. Teaparty - Gehring C. Prouty Collection - Hamilton Collection - Heritage 8/2016:4072, $82,250

3 AU50 estimated grade

Heritage 6/2013:4499, $28,200

4 XF45 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3947, $8,812.50 - Heritage 12/2015:3171, not sold - Heritage 2/2016:3216, $8,225 - Heritage 9/2016:5487, $8,812.50

#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 4/1997:1663, $25,300 - RLS Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4098, $70,500

#2 AU58 estimated grade

King Farouk Collection - Sotheby's 2/1954:1683 (part of bulk lot) - Abe Kosoff - Dr. J. Hewitt Judd Collection - Illustrated History of U.S. Coins (Kosoff, 1962), lot 25 - Westbrook Collection - Jim Brilliant Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/1992:13 - J.J. Teaparty - Gehring C. Prouty Collection - Hamilton Collection - Heritage 8/2016:4072, $82,250

#3 AU50 estimated grade

Heritage 6/2013:4499, $28,200

#4 XF45 PCGS grade

Heritage 6/2015:3947, $8,812.50 - Heritage 12/2015:3171, not sold - Heritage 2/2016:3216, $8,225 - Heritage 9/2016:5487, $8,812.50

Ron Guth:

1795 Overton 105a is a later die state of O-105, with die cracks being the deciding difference. The most visible one runs from the rim below the fifteenth star (lowest on the right side) through a point of the star to the tip of the bust. Other cracks develop along the edges of the stars closest to the rims on either side. Another crack runs from the rim above the B of LIBERTY, through that letter, then to Liberty's hair.

O-105 and O-105a are about of equal rarity, and both very scarce. The finest 1795 O-105a is the PCGS MS62 sold in a 2013 SAtack's/Bowers sale and which was previously from the Eliasberg collection. No other Mint State example is known.