1795 $1 B-7 BB-18 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 39973)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 597
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Light toning. A fully struck example with a light overlay of two-tone gray color. The field is medium gray with darker accents around the devices, while the topmost worn areas of the design come up lighter in what collectors euphemistically call "rubbed silver" color. Close examination reveals some planchet roughness (as made) through the lower part of the 5 in the date extending below the two nearby stars. Destined for a fine collection in this attractive condition!<BR><BR>The pupil of Liberty's eye is visible, even on this lightly worn specimen. The lowest hair curl consists of multiple individual hair strands on the Flowing Hair dollars of 1795, at least six in this case. BB-18 is slightly unusual: Counting upwards, the fourth curl ends in five tiny strands of hair. The reverse has similar well-defined devices, with exceptional detail in the eagle's wings and the individual leaves. <BR>Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.