1795 C-5a R3 Without Pole VG8.
Clipped Planchet. Sharpness F12 but covered with extremely fine roughness under a rather glossy dark olive and chocolate patina. No verdigris. There is a very dull contact mark high on the neck and a subtle bend in the planchet causing a minor bulge right of the fraction. The date is weak but readable and the legends are complete except for CENT, which is gone. Weight 77.5 grains.
Estimated Value $400-UP.
Ex Coin Galleries 2/22/1977:439.
The Carvin Goodridge Collection of Half Cents