1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar O-101A -- NGC VF20
Strong Details Remain. Tompkins Die State 1/5. This coin may be struck from a late state of the dies, but it shows none of the die sinking responsible for the often-seen weakness in the centers. The eagle's head features a strong outline, and good definition remains on a few of the wing feathers. The same is true of Liberty's portrait, which exhibits partial delineation of the middle curls, not just the lower ones. Patina is lighter over the relief elements than it is in the fields, as expected. A smooth and appealing example of the date. NGC Price Guide...$25,500.