1795 50C Overton 126a Small Head (Regular Strike)

Series: Flowing Hair Half Dollars 1794-1795

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS VF35

PCGS VF35

PCGS #:
39248
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 MS62 PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:144, $840 (300 British Pounds) - Spink & Son, Ltd. - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 8/1973:3 - Dr. George F. Oviedo Collection - Stack’s 9/1983:722 - William R. Orwen Collection - Stack’s 10/1999:341, $89,125 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1099, $199,750

MS62 PCGS grade #1 MS62 PCGS grade

William Strickland Collection - Charles Winn (husband of Priscilla Strickland, son-in-law and cousin of William Strickland), Rowland Winn, 1st Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Winn, 2nd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland George Winn, 3rd Baron St. Oswald of Nostell - Rowland Denys Guy Winn, Major the Lord St. Oswald, M.C. - Christie, Manson, and Woods 10/1964:144, $840 (300 British Pounds) - Spink & Son, Ltd. - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack’s 8/1973:3 - Dr. George F. Oviedo Collection - Stack’s 9/1983:722 - William R. Orwen Collection - Stack’s 10/1999:341, $89,125 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1099, $199,750

I owned the VF35 a few years ago. It is an exceptional coin and looks strikingly different than most 1795 halves. The variety is listed as an R4 but I believe it to be much scarcer. Herman reports app. 10 unique coins selling in auction over the past 10 years (so where are all the rest?!). The coin has the look of a strong XF and the strike is unbelievable! So much depth to the devices - it almost looks like a medal. By far the finest small head I've ever seen!

LOT 1099 - 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar