1795 $1 B-5 BB-27 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 39977)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1175
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Nice even wear. We note a few minor adjustment marks and a couple of tiny rim flaws on the obverse between 8:00 and 9:00. The flowing hair 1795 BB-27 is the variety seen most often of this year's coinage. A couple thousand or more may exist; with Bowers putting the estimated population at 2,500 to 3,500 in all grades combined. The die steel must have been very well tempered to have lasted so long. Due to the depth of the Liberty portrait in the die, the resultant coins were in high relief. This caused the hair to wear quickly at the center of the obverse, with the result that pieces grading VF or lower usually have little detail remaining. <BR>Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.