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    Desirable 2-Year Type Coin

    1795 50c PCGS/CAC XF40 (O-119)

    Next Bid: $9,000.00
    Closes: 11D 17H

    PCGS #39236. Very desirable Flowing Hair type coin with fresh, inviting surfaces that display even wear over the well defined design elements. A nicely centered strike, there are no individually significant abrasions to take away from the strong, beautifully original eye appeal. Strong luster glows beneath rich lavender-grey patina and tints of icy blue and gold are brought out when turned under a light source. CAC approved for quality.

    Rare Two Year Type

    1796 50c PCGS F12 (15 Stars) ex: Hansen Collection

    Next Bid: $46,500.00
    Closes: 4D 18H

    The Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dollars of 1796 and 1797 have long been considered rarities of the U.S. half dollar series, joined together by both their low, combined mintage of 3,918 pieces, as well as by their status as a two-year design type. Mint records note that all of the coins dated 1796 were struck and delivered in 1797. Beyond that, actual mintages for the different issues are just educated guesses. Approximately half of the mintage was dated 1796, and the other half 1797. A tough coin to locate in any state, this piece is bested by a VF30 that resides in the primary collection of Hansen coins.

    Key Early Bust

    1797 50c PCGS/CAC F15


    CAC approved for quality with superb original surfaces and excellent strike. Pinkish grey fields with lighter grey devices and inscriptions give this a pleasing overall look and outstanding eye appeal. CAC approved for quality.

    Beautiful Toning

    1802 50c PCGS AU53


    The 1802 half is very scarce from a mintage of 29,890 coins. Very few high grade specimens survive. Pretty rose, blue and golden rim tints. Flashy central luster with fantastic overall eye appeal.

    Rare Variety!

    1806 50c PCGS XF40 (Pointed 6, Stems, O-124, E/A)


    PCGS #39330. An elusive Guide Book blundered legend variety, this pleasing XF is tied for finest known example of this significant die pairing. The Overton-124 is the only die marriage that corresponds to the 1806 E/A in STATES. Clear remnants of the erroneous A can be seen beneath the primary E in STATES. The well-struck surfaces are ideally centered and display attractive lavender-grey coloration. Strong underlying luster lights up the delightfully smooth fields.

    Wow! Gorgeous!

    1806 50c PCGS/CAC MS66+ (Pointed 6, Stems)


    Luminous surfaces beam with original mint luster! Gorgeous tones of lime, copper-gold, magenta, and blue surround the peripherals of both sides. All design elements crisp and fully represented. World-class technical quality and phenomenal eye appeal! CAC approved for quality. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.

    Scarce Variety

    1815/2 50c PCGS/CAC VF25 ex: D.L. Hansen


    Nice and original surfaces reveal undertones of blue and purple with strong detail for the grade. The rarest regular issue coin in the Bust half dollar set, the 1815/2 is the only collectible variety of the 1815 year. Only 47,150 coins struck this year which is a fraction of the next lowest mintage issue in the series. CAC approved for quality. The Hansen Collection hosts a MS63 example of this overdate.