Coin Specifications

Category: Flowing Hair Half Dollars (1794-1795)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 299,680
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 13.4800g
ASW: 0.3866oz
Melt Value: $9.54 (10/23/2020)
Diameter: 32.5mm
Edge: Lettered
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1795 50C MS obverse 1795 50C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though the first delivery of half dollars during 1795 was from dies dated 1794, the remaining deliveries dated with the current year were generous enough to make this a collectable type coin. Most of the 1795 half dollars were coined from dies having a master bust with just a single line to mark the truncation of Liberty's portrait. A few of the dies feature an additional curve below the truncation line, mimicking the appearance of a bust cut in stone. This second portrait is referred to as either the Small or Narrow Bust, though few collectors seek it as a separate sub-type of the primary design.

A total of 19 obverse and 22 reverse dies are known to have been used in various combinations, resulting in some 32 die marriages for the date. Just a single reverse is found with three leaves under each wing in place of the usual two (Overton-111). This reverse is paired with an obverse having a boldly doubled date, that same obverse die being used also with O-112. The rarest die marriages are O-118 and O-132, both of which have been reported but remain unconfirmed in recent years. Several other marriages are rated Rarity-6 (13-30 known), though the number of persons attempting completeness for this date is limited.

Most collectors seek only a single piece for their type sets, and examples grading higher than Very Fine are scarce. Most 1795 half dollars will fail to achieve numeric grades, due to improper cleaning, damage or holing for suspension and, in many cases, repairing of the holes. Another impairment, though one that does not preclude numeric grading, is the presence of adjustment lines. Planchets found to be over the legal weight tolerance were filed across their faces until meeting the proper weight, and these deep lines frequently remained after the coins were struck.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2019

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1795 50C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1200 1625 2600 4100 11000 16750 17000 21000 28500 45000 52000 80000 115000 260000 535000 - - - - -
$ 12750 - - - 33000 - - - 167500 275000 - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1269
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: F
High Grade: 65

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1795 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base36108284276292516112143752-919963-----1269
--11------1----1------4
---------3--112-------7
-----------------------
Total36108285277292516112144053-10201173-----1280
 3%8%22%22%23%4%5%1%1%3%4%-1%2%1%1%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1795 50C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base158918182301295734965240637666536813707792111004711198122761601621374222502315228519401395746566890
16651979251931364077561864686706690177889489104301155713522178022166622550249413239245914606060
0000006468670669017788948910430115571352217802216662255024941323924591400
0000006560675969898499976810814119161476919588219582285126730362655168900
1795 50C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base15051725219028233345503561396408656468208900971510838118911554520791216502253427797392085625165531
15781880240129973908540362286460664975139171100891118913109172932107721944242883160044889593440
0000006228646066497513917110089111891310917293210772194424288316004488900
0000006318651267348206944310463115401432719042213632223926042354045057000
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 5035
Owner: goldsaint
 
Grade: VF 20
Points: 4004
Owner: goldsaint
 
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