1795 $1 B-6 BB-25 Missing Leaf MS (PCGS# 148300)
The January 2013 Americana Sale
Lot Number: 13211
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Light silver-gray with a touch of pale gold in the fields, consistent on the obverse and reverse. The obverse is well struck and shows most of the curl separation on Liberty's head from limited wear. On the reverse there are minor and shallow adjustment marks mostly on the edge but a couple of these marks do cross the eagle's breast. Importantly the grade is high enough that the eagle retains full feather separation on his wings, and a few individual feathers on his breast too, tucked into the viewer's left side near the wing. A couple of small nicks are found on the edge as well, and the surfaces are at least average for this grade assigned with minimal distractions for a large silver coin. The die state when struck is fairly late, with traces of the die crack through star twelve that eventually joins Liberty's chin.