1795 O-109 R4 Flowing Hair Half Dollar


Obverse: 4 (Second Marriage)
Reverse: G


This one is supposed to be an R4 yet examples over AU50 are extremely rare, maybe numbering a total of 4. Most survivors seem to be very low grade, below VF.
1795, O-109,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-109, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-109,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-109, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795 Emission Sequence Number for O-109: 16

Variety Attribution: Obverse-Lowest curl about equal distance from four points of stars 1 and 2. Star 15 is 3/4 mm. from end of bust. Date is 9 mm. with 5 high and distant. A fine horizontal die crack from milling through star 15 to end of bust.

Reverse- 17 Berries, 9 left and 8 right, 2 inside wreath under left wing, 2 inside wreath under right wing. The lower berry on right has a long stem and the upper one is just a small lump. The top inside berry on right opposite OF has a small die defect line extending from it. Twin segments of milling are at left of OF. Center dot on right wing close to body.
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records :
09/13 Heritage (Long Beach)                   PCGS (S) AU50 (scrapes above 17)
04/10 Heritage (Frederick-CSNS)            NGC XF45
05/06 Superior (Pre-Long Beach)           NGC XF45 (old clean, attractive artificial tone)
03/07 Stack's (Brooklyn Sale)                   XF40 (minor scratches left field obv)
04/15 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago)               NGC VF30 (Hilt)