1795 O-117 R4 Flowing Hair Half Dollar


Obverse: 9
Reverse: N (Second Marriage, first used as Rev B, O-102, 1794)
O-117 R4 below, O-117a R4 at bottom

R4 likely is the combined rarity, with the 'a' die state being more scarce. There are a few MS coins topped by an O-117 MS65 that appeared recently in the Pogue collection sale.
1795, O-117,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-117, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-117,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-117, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution O-117: Obverse-Date is low and about evenly spaced. Lowest curl has a blunt end at upper side of star 1 point, but with two parallel hairlines continuing through the point and forming the lower wisp of curl. Field is unfinished below chin. Mouth is open.
O-117a: heavy die crack from edge to bust midway between 5 and star 15. A finer crack from this one joins top of 95. Later states also show a crack from edge across curls and out to edge at star 5. Still another fine crack at bottom of 17.

Reverse- 17 berries 9 left and 8 right and the only such division with four berries under the right wing, 3 inside and 1 outside. CA in AMERICA is recut. Lower leaf is connected to A3. Leaf under I in AMERICA nearly touches right base.
1795, O-117a,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-117a, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-117a,  Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795, O-117a, Flowing Hair, Half Dollar
1795 Emission Sequence Number for O-117: 3

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-117):
05/15 Stack's-B (Pogue-New York)            PCGS MS65
01/08 Stack's (Franklinton-Orlando)         NGC AU58
09/17 Heritage (Long Beach)                     PCGS AU50 det (tooled)
01/10 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)                   PCGS AU50
06/16 Heritage (Long Beach-McClure)     PCGS XF40

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-117a):
03/12 Stack's-B (Baltimore)                    NGC MS61
01/08 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)               PCGS AU58 (Few Light marks)
01/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)               NGC XF40
02/13 Heritage (Long Beach)                 PCGS XF40
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim)             ANACS XF40