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Lot 1458

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. PCGS graded AU-55. 2 Leaves. Adjustment marks on the obverse done at the mint. Lots of lustre and a a nice untoned example. A halfhearted impression was left by the striking of the (possibly worn) dies that made this 1795, as seen in the lack of detail in the eagle's body, upper tail and the wing at right, possibly some of this resulted from the extensive adjustment to the planchet on the other side. This marks the second and final issue of the beloved Flowing Hair style. Beloved, that is, to generations of collectors, but it seems the Mint establishment wanted something more impressive, and so substituted a draped bust portrait of Liberty when introducing the 1796 coinage. Pop 20; 31 finer. (PCGS # 6052) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 14,000.
Morgenthau Collection 1936.


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