1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar O-101A -- NGC VF30
Popular O-101a, T-7 Variety. Tompkins Die State 1/3. Only 23,464 Flowing Hair half dollars were struck in 1794, with 11 die varieties known for the date. Star 1 pierces the lowest curl near the center on this coin, and there are 21 berries, arranged 10 left and 11 right on the reverse, that identify the popular O-101 variety. This impressive VF30 example retains some interior detail on the central portion of Liberty's hair and all major design detail remains intact. The pleasing surfaces are blanketed in shades of lavender-gray and golden-brown toning and a shallow scrape below star 8 is the only abrasion of note. Hints of original luster shine through the patina. NGC Price Guide...$25,500.