1795 $1 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6852)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4310
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This remarkable Flowing Hair dollar offers incredible eye appeal and quality with surfaces layered in purple, brilliant cobalt, turquoise, pink, orange, peach, gold and pale lemon yellow. Full mint luster on both sides sets the color aglow when tilted towards a light. Though the obverse design motifs are a bit weak, this is typical for the date and the reverse contrasts nicely with stronger detail in the eagle's breast feathers than is normally expected. A small depression at the bottom of Liberty's neck is the only mark of consequence, with only a few well hidden minor handling marks elsewhere. Of the two dates for Flowing Hair dollars, the 1795 is the only one reasonably obtainable in Mint State, making it a popular type coin for collectors. For the type collector looking for an attractive example with pretty color, this coin is an ideal candidate.