1795 HALF EAGLE - MILLER 1
Breen 1-A, Breen 6413
Rarity 3 (Scarce)
The obverse of this variety was also used on:
This was the only use of
the reverse die.
Obverse: all letters of LIBERTY are recut. The Y of LIBERTY crowds
and touches the adjacent star; the tops of the T and the Y are on the same
level (compare with Obverse 4, which shows the Y higher than the T).
Reverse: three berries
(diagnostic), missing the inner berry on the left side of the wreath.
An NGC MS-65
example (B&M 05/2004:407) was incorrectly attributed as a Breen
1-A. It is actually a Breen 1-B.
Sources and/or recommended reading:
"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
"United States Half
Eagle Gold Coins 1795 to 1834" by Robert W. Miller, Sr.