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1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar, VF30
Rare O-122 Variety

1795 50C 2 Leaves VF30 PCGS. O-122, R.5. As the second year of the two-year Flowing Hair design, the 1795 half dollar is tremendously popular with type collectors. A large mintage of 299,680 pieces was achieved, with 32 die varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the rare O-122 variety, with star 15 touching the bust and the prominent reverse die crack from 2 o'clock to 5 o'clock. This example displays even wear on both surfaces, with dove-gray and blue-steel patina and no problems.
From The Dustinn (Dusty) Lee Gibson Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 24E7, PCGS# 6052)

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March, 2011
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The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato

The Draped Bust Half Dollars of 1796-1797 by Jon Amato is the culmination of more than 10 years of research into the Draped Bust Small Eagle half dollar series, one of the most coveted type coins in American numismatics and one about which remarkably little has been written.

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