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HBCC #3035 – 1795 Half Eagle – Obverse HBCC #3035 – 1795 Half Eagle – Reverse
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1795 Half Eagle

HBCC#:
3035
Breen#:
6412
BD#:
1
Judd#:
n/a
Pollock#:
n/a

This was probably the second 1795 half eagle variety actually minted early in August 1795. Although several numismatists, including Walter Breen and Robert Hilt, II, have attempted to cross-reference emission sequences with Mint delivery records, it is impossible to reconstruct a scenario specifying the date and quantity minted for each die variety. In 1980, Robert P. Hilt, II, published Die Varieties of Early United States Coins , including emission sequences, rarity ratings, and his predictions of exact mintage dates and quantities for each variety. His hypothesis relied heavily on exact quantities known for each die marriage.

Provenance:
From Stack's session of Auction '84, July 1984, Lot 1413. Previously from Jimmy Hayes, acquired privately from Robert Batchelder at the 1962 ANA Convention.
Obverse:
Reverse:
Commentary:
"Obverse: BERTY repunched. Date numerals apart, spaced 179 5. Top point of 5 well imbedded in drapery. Rust lumps in lowest curls, field, date. Crack edge - left side of 9. Reverse: 4 berries. Leaves run into bottom of U and left base of N. Rust lumps. Lapped."