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Obverse of 1795 Half Dollar - Overton 105     Reverse of 1795 Half Dollar - Overton 105


1795 HALF DOLLAR

PCGS No: 6052, 6053, 6054, 96054, 6055

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 299,680
Proofs: none

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 32.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 208 grains (13.5 grams)

Edge: Lettered - FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR (various ornaments between words)

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Notes:
The finest 1795 Half Dollars graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest 1795 "3 Leaves" Half Dollar graded by PCGS is a single MS-61.

The finest 1795 "Small Head" Half Dollar graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest 1795 "Silv Plug" Half Dollar graded by PCGS is a single VG-VF.

The finest 1795 "1795/1795" Half Dollar graded by PCGS is a single EF-45.

 

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (32):
Two leaves beneath the wing on the right side of the reverse
   Overton 101
   Overton 102
   Overton 103
   Overton 104
   Overton 105 - Very Scarce
   Overton 106
   Overton 107
   Overton 108 - Very Scarce
   Overton 109
   Overton 110
   Overton 113 - Very Scarce
   Overton 114  - 
   Overton 115
   Overton 116
   Overton 117 - Very Scarce
   Overton 118
   Overton 119
   Overton 120
   Overton 121
   Overton 122
   Overton 123
   Overton 124
   Overton 125
   Overton 129
   Overton 130
   Overton 131
   Overton 132 - 2 known
Recut Date, Three leaves beneath the wing on the right side of the reverse
   Overton 111 - Very Scarce
Recut Date, Two leave beneath the wing on the right side of the reverse
   Overton 112
Small Head
   Overton 126
   Overton 127
   Overton 128

Significant examples:
See variety listings

Recent appearances:
See variety listings

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

Obverse of 1795 Half Dollar     Reverse of 1795 Half Dollar

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin (2000 ANA Mid-Winter)