1795 $1 B-5 BB-27 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 39977)
January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 2535
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Outstanding detail from a firm strike and problem-free, all, overlaid by natural light gray toning. A lock-solid high-end Extremely Fine with strong primary surface smoothness that is free from marks on both sides. BB-27 is a famous die pairing and almost always comes more than adequately struck for the date, perhaps not 100% so, since this issue has a high-relief bust of Liberty. The coin definitely earns points where originaity is concerned.<BR><BR>Variety BB-27 represents one of several 1795 reverses with the three-leaves below the wings and carries the representative Head of '95 obverse. In this case, the portrait of Liberty is in a high-relief rendering on the finished coins. On the obverse, Liberty's lowest curl is open and distant from the first star. The reverse displays 13 berries on the wreath, seven on the left branch and six on the right; three berries lie below the eagle's wing on the left and two berries on the right. <BR>Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.