1795 $1 B-5 BB-27 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 39977)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4311
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Pleasing medium to deep gray color in the fields which flashes with colorful iridescence when examined. The upper devices show light wear from circulation, with light silver in those limited areas. Boldly struck throughout, especially so for this date and mint, which is often found poorly struck up. This die pair proved quite strong, and never developed more than light cracks despite coining far in excess of all other varieties of the year. They may have gone on even longer, but the designs were changed in late 1795. Clean surfaces and attractive collector quality.