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    1795 Flowing Hair Half, AU53
    O-110, Ideal for High-Grade Type

    1795 50C 2 Leaves, O-110, T-21, R.3, AU53 PCGS. Tompkins Die State 2/1. Any About Uncirculated Flowing Hair half is enormously popular, as it fully represents the first silver design of the U.S. Mint. Struck for just two years, mintages were low in 1794 but (fortunately for collectors) more generous in 1795. Examples went into circulation and remained there for decades.

    Few who encountered the new Federal type had the foresight or means to set aside high-grade examples, which means most survivors are VG to VF. The present silver-gray piece is noteworthy for its ample shimmering luster and bold hair definition. Impressively undisturbed by abrasions, apart from a hair-thin mark near TAT in STATES. Struck from prominently clashed dies, as usually seen with the O-110 variety, which ranks as the most-available of all the Flowing Hair die marriages.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 9/2008), lot 2015; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2018), lot 3852.
    From The Kessler Family Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 24E7, Variety PCGS# 39228, Base PCGS# 6052)

    Weight: 13.48 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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