Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 48

Lot 842

1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar. . O-103. NGC graded AU-58
Well struck with some faint adjustment marks on the right obverse edge; all well concealed by the lovely natural greyish-silver toning. An intensely pleasing 1795 flowing hair half dollar, a coin with residual luster and a strike that is very close to complete, including full breast detail on the eagle. The natural color suggests that the present specimen spent much of its life in an old style album or coin collector's cabinet Pop 2; none finer of this variety (PCGS # 6052) .

Die diagnostics: The wreath has 10 berries in the left branch and just seven in the right branch. Only two of those berries appear beneath the right (facing) wing, one inside and one outside. No other reverse die in the series shares these characteristics. This is the early die state with minor cracks, but no evidence suggesting the later rim break on the reverse.
Estimated Value $25,000 - 28,000.


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