1795 O-126 R4+ Flowing Hair Half Dollar


Obverse: 15
Reverse: H (Second Marriage)
O-126 R4+ below, O-126a R4+ at bottom
Small Head variety

Both die states cannot be R4+ as that would add up to an R3+ overall rarity. I suspect that the lack of prime die state examples in grades over VF suggests that the early state is an R5 or 6. Very few examples are above VF in either grade.
1795, O-126,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-126, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-126,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-126, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Head and bust are noticeably smaller and narrower then the normal type. Star 1 is far below the lowest curl, star 2 is about 1 1/2 mm. from second curl and star 15 is a full mm. from bust. There are two center dots on neck below ear, positioned vertically.

O-126: Reverse- 17 Berries, 9 left and 8 right, 2 under each wing all on inside of wreath and the upper one on the right is the only one of the four that has a stem. Point of leaf under left base of I. Left base of R attached to wing.
O-126a: Die crack from edge through E in UNITED, along the wreath stem and across ribbon ends to edge below.
1795, O-126a,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-126a, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-126a,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-126a, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795 Emission Sequence Number for O-126: 22

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-126):
08/13 Stack's-B (ANA-Chicago)                  PCGS VF20
07/08 Heritage (ANA-Baltimore)                NCS VF20 det (Scr obv, light clean)
12/11 Heritage (New York)                         PCGS F12 det (Env Damage)
08/12 Heritage (Philadelphia)                    PCGS VG10 (faint hairlines)
11/09 Stack's (74th anniv)                          PCGS VG10 CAC

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-126a):
05/15 Stack's-B (Pogue-New York)            PCGS MS62
10/12 Heritage (ANA-Dallas)                       NGC AU55
01/16 Heritage (FUN-Tampa)                       PCGS VF35
08/11 Stack's-B (ANA-Chicago)                   PCGS VF35 CAC
07/08 Downey (Meyer-Sel Rarities)           PCGS VF35