1795 $1 B-12 BB-26 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 39976)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1012
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1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. BB-26, B-12. Rarity-5. Bowers Die State II. Three Leaves. VF-35 (PCGS). Secure Holder. A scarce die marriage of the 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, Q. David Bowers (<em>Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States: A Complete Encyclopedia, Volume One</em>) accounts for only 100-150 examples of B-12 in numismatic hands. The present example is an intermediate die state with a faint obverse die crack (as struck) from the base of Liberty's bust through the digit 7 in the date. An attractive and original Choice VF, both sides exhibit dove-gray patina that lightens to more of a silver-gray sheen over many of the obverse devices. Boldly defined for the grade, and quite smooth for having seen appreciable circulation.