1795 $1 B-9 BB-13 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 39980)

2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago #1208

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5590
  • Grade:
    AU55
  • Price:
    $23,500.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Two Leaves, B-9, BB-13, R.4, AU55 PCGS. Bowers Die State II. Described are "rare" in the Q. David Bowers book, The Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars 1794-1804, this example of the B-9, BB-13 Two Leaves dollar is strongly die clashed on the obverse with the upside-down outline of the eagle's wings and wreath framing Liberty's portrait. Normally, the BB-13 variety is seen with Die State I perfect dies with no evidence of die clash. A scarce variety in any condition, the die pair is unknown in Mint State, with AU examples making up the entire Condition Census for the variety. This coin is sharply struck except on the eagle's breast and Liberty's topmost hair strands. Brilliant, silver-gray surfaces show a moderate amount of soft mint luster and hints of golden tones at the rims.
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