1795 $1 B-15 BB-52 Dr Bust MS (PCGS# 39995)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1561
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Mostly untoned. Smooth even wear with medium gray fields contrasted by light "rubbed silver" gray on the high points. A nice state of preservation, with only one small mark noted in the right obverse field. Late in the year 1795 the draped bust obverse with small eagle reverse was adopted for silver dollar coinage. The new draped bosom has Liberty facing right, the word LIBERTY above, the date below, and stars to left and right, on the obverse. The reverse eagle is perched on a cloud within a wreath composed of an olive branch to the left and palm leaves to the right, tied with a bow at the bottom. The inscription UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds, with particularly wide spacing between the words. Just two die varieties are known for the 1795 year: BB-51 with head left and BB-52 with centered head. Each is easy to find.<BR><BR>This style was continued through early 1798 and is similar to that used on half dimes and dimes of 1796 and 1797, quarters of 1796, and half dollars of 1796 and 1797. <BR>Estimated Value $3,500 - 3,700.