1795 O-104 R4 Flowing Hair Half Dollar


Obverse: 2
Reverse: C (Second Marriage)


This one being an R4 appears a bit more often with a handful of MS examples surviving, as well as around 10 or so AU examples making an occaisonal appearance.
1795, O-104,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-104, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-104,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-104, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795 Emission Sequence Number for O-104: 24

Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star Two points of star 1 almost touch the lowest curl, which is entirely closed. End of second curl is high above star 2. two small defect lumps are on the letter B. A die crack from milling above L joins IBERTY at top, star 9 and to edge near star 10. Another crack joins stars 9 to 13. Die defect lump close below star 15.

Reverse- 17 Berries, 10 left, 7 right, 1 above and 1 below wreath under right wing.. Point of leaf is between RI, closer to base of R and distant. M is widely recut at left serifs. A small defect line joins ribbon knot to rock above and also shows below right ribbon. A fine die crack from edge through A2. Another from edge through C to wreath. Later specimens show additional cracks from below eagle's head down across right wing to tail feathers, etc.

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati)       NGC MS63 (Adj marks)
04/16 Heritage (CSNS-Chcago)           NGC MS62 (former NGC MS61)
08/11 Heritage (Chicago)                     NGC AU58
09/09 Heritage (Long Beach)              NGC AU58
08/09 B&M (ANA-Los Angeles)            PCGS AU58