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Sale 48

Lot 841

1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. . O-101, Rarity-3, 10 + 11 berries. NGC graded VF-25. A very pleasing example of our first flowing hair half dollar and evenly struck on a problem free planchet. Nicely toned in shades of greyish-violet and gold. A total 23,464 coins were struck.

This is the most available variety from this scarce initial year, and is a real reward for diligent searching as such. This is also a later die state, with a die break from the rim to the wreath between UNITED and STATES. The subvariety O-101(a), to which this piece belongs, is most easily distinguished by an additional die crack (as struck) on the reverse, with this die break extending from the rim through the F in OF, then turning upward at a sharp angle to just miss the outer berry, ending at the last S in STATES.

The O-101 marriage is now believed to be one of the final varieties of the 1794 half dollar to be coined, despite Overton's order of listing (PCGS # 6051) .
Estimated Value $22,000 - 25,000.


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