1795 $1 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6852)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4110
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1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. B-5, BB-27. Rarity-1. Bowers Die State II. Three Leaves. MS-62 (NGC). A lovely example with attractive peach, gold, rose, and blue iridescence -- as pretty as a picture. Well struck for the variety, with just a touch of softness. The obverse is one of the most distinctive in the Flowing Hair series, with a raised bar in the field behind Liberty’s head. A rare and appealing coin. The certified population of this and other early die varieties is not known, as nearly all descriptions have been by basic <em>Guide Book</em> types, not by die varieties. <br />
<strong>Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers<br />
</strong>There is something special about the Flowing Hair motif used on silver coins in the early days -- the half dime, half dollar, and dollar. The present coin with large diameter and beautiful features is a poster example of the motif. The grade is exceptional as well.