||1795 50C Two Leaves MS62 NGC. O-119, R.4. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. This lovely Mint State 1795 half dollar exhibits full satin luster on both sides with a few trivial haymarks, including one across Liberty's neck, that prevent a higher grade. Light silver-gray appears at the central obverse with album toning changing to russet, violet, turquoise, and amber near the border. The reverse is fully lustrous with light champagne toning that exhibits iridescent splashes. A gorgeous representative of the two-year Flowing Hair design. This example is almost certainly tied for the second finest known 1795 O-119 half dollar behind an MS64 PCGS example that appeared for sale seven years ago. One or two other uncirculated examples of the O-119 die pair may exist. The Eliasberg MS62 may rival The Eric P. Newman specimen. Bidders be warned -- the color and eye appeal of this coin are a match for the earlier described 1795 O-105, lot 3412. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $35.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $129,250.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.