Among the significant rarities in the Stack’s Bowers June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo is an exceptional 1795 Flowing Hair half dime certified MS-61. This handsome and boldly defined 18th-century rarity is offered in lot 1226.
This beautiful half dime showcases deep navy and violet on both sides, accented by golden-tan on the central devices. The colorful patina creates a wonderful cameo effect and contributes to the eye appeal. Liberty is sharply executed in all respects, showing delineated hair strands and chiseled profile features. The eagle on the reverse is similarly sharp, with evidence of planchet adjustment noted at the lower left reverse border. It is an aesthetically and technically superior example that is ideal for both type collectors and specialists.
There were two distinctive head punches used for 1795 half dimes: one has six curls on Liberty and is believed to be the work of engraver John Smith Gardner while the other has seven curls on the back of Liberty’s head, attributed to Robert Scot. All the 1794 dated obverses employ the head punch of Robert Scot. The three Gardner 1795 obverse dies are quite rare; two broke early on, and the other was apparently replaced as soon as Scot was able to do so. This variety (LM-10) is one of the Scot obverse head punch designs.
This important Mint State 1795 half dime in lot 1226 from the Stacks Bowers Galleries June 2018 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo in Baltimore. It appears alongside rarities from the Beasley Collection, the Fairmont Collection, the Boston Old City Hall Collection, and other important cabinets. The sale will be available for viewing and bidding on their website, or you may contact their offices to secure a printed catalog. To speak with a numismatic representative today, please call 800-458-4646 or email . Also, you can download their mobile app to view and participate in their exciting auctions via your Android or Apple device.
Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present their official auction of the June 2018 Whitman Coin & Collectibles Summer Expo. View lots and register online today at the website of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Download a free copy of the catalog to your computer or mobile device now.
Room 308 at the Baltimore Convention Center
Internet Sessions at Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Session 3: “US Coins Part I” Monday, June 25, 9:00 AM PT. Lots 2001-2724.
Session 4: “US Coins Part II” Tuesday, June 26, 9:00 AM PT. Lots 3001-3800.
Lot Pick Up
Room 307 at the Baltimore Convention Center
Saturday, June 23, 9 AM-Noon