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


1795 HALF DOLLAR
Overton 105

Rarity: Very Scarce

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
NGC AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2530, sold for $10,925.00  

"AU-50" (illustrated above).  Ex - Dan O'Meara collection - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5287, where it was described as follows: "O-105, R.4. The 105 die pairing is attributable by Liberty's lowest curl being firmly attached to two points of star 1 and the unique 10x7 berry arrangement on the reverse. This glossy, minimally worn example perhaps falls just shy of Condition Census quality for the variety. Medium steel-gray and olive-gold surfaces reveal minor planchet irregularity on the rim between 12 and 1 o'clock, but are otherwise exceptionally smooth and show just a touch of softness on the highpoints of the eagle. An outstanding Flowing Hair half dollar.", sold for $5,635.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS Fine-15.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5970, "Overton-105", not illustrated, not sold

Fine-12.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 1277, "Overton-105" at $1,092.50

Fine-12 Rim Damage.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5286, "Overton-105, R-4", not illustrated, sold for $299.00

VG-10.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6801, "Overton-105a, Rarity-4", not illustrated, sold for $661.25