1795 50C Overton 115 FR2 Certification #20434846, PCGS #39231

Owner's Comments

CAC, Overton 115, R.5 I pulled the trigger on this eye-appealing example before I knew what CAC meant. I was waiting behind someone at US Coins in Houston, Texas ... peering through the glass counter ... when I noticed it from a distance. My first thought: "I love that coin!!" My second thought: "I can't wait to take that sticker off!!!!" After some investigation, I decided to leave it alone. Truth be told, I really don't care for the placement or the intent of the "me too" sticker. You wouldn't put a smiley sticker on the Mona Lisa to show it's a strong example of Renaissance art. Protected in a desirable generation 4.4 holder, the coin has an aesthetic that would make Robert Scot smile! Remember, think like an artist, not an accountant. footnote: The TrueView image is perfect! PCGS photographed the coin without removing it from the holder, so I could experience the TrueView of this little jewel in all its glory. That was kind of them.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

1795 Overton 115 is a rare variety that is difficult to locate in just about any grade.  Only a single Mint State example is known and the PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census dips down to XF45.  The obverse always shows a raised die chip below the first star, plus numerous light die cracks connecting several stars and some letters of the legends (this may have caused the early retirement of the die).

PCGS #
39231
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Lettered: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR
Diameter
32.50 millimeters
Weight
13.48 grams
Mintage
299680
Metal
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Pop Higher
17
Pop Lower
0
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:4279, $58,750

2 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU50 estimated grade
4 XF45 PCGS grade
4 XF45 estimated grade
MS62 PCGS grade #1 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:4279, $58,750

#2 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU50 estimated grade
#4 XF45 PCGS grade
#4 XF45 estimated grade