Stack's 06/1998:1221 - Stack's "Queller Family"
10/2002:2, $8,500.00, "1794 Flowing Hair. O.103. Very Fine. Rarity-5. A
rare variety that is almost certainly High Condition Census and one of the
finest known. The best Logan recorded in 1998 was a F-15. The finest is
the Starr coin we sold in 1992, ex Colonel Green and Beistle. Herrman
lists the presently offered coin as third in his list. This piece is
sharper and better looking than the Benson coin. This variety was missing
from the Pryor collection. Both sides are an even, pearl gray with a touch
of deeper color on the right wing root and the eagle's neck. This is a
nice, problem-free specimen with even wear, all design types and legends
clear, and a full border of denticles on both sides. In terms of obverse
sharpness it rivals the Overton plate coin; the reverse center is soft.
Struck from apparently perfect dies. Perfect edge lettering. Ex
Stack's June 1998 Sale, lot 1221. With a Condition Census that runs
no higher than Fine and a rarity rating of R-5. Overton 103 is a tough
variety to find and when found, will be a very low grade coin. Clearly,
this is one variety whose low mintage circulated heavily at the time.
Since the very early dates usually get attributed by dealers and
collectors, it is not likely that many more O.103's remain to be found."
Choice Very Fine.
Stack's "September Sale", 09/2000:349, $7,475.00
PCGS VG-8. Purchased
from Julian Leidman, 09/1991 - Goldbergs "Benson
Collection, Part I", 02/2001:1721,
Net G-6. Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan
Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1275, "Overton-103",
sold for $1,667.50
Sources and/or recommended
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 2004" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service