1795 $1 3 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6852)

2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston #1177

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1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves AU50 PCGS. B-5, BB-27, R.1. Bowers-Borckardt Die State II, the crack off the left (facing) wreath stem not reaching the rim. High-grade circulated examples of Flowing Hair dollars enjoy perpetual demand from type collectors. This AU50 example of the B-5 or BB-27, by far the most common die pair of the Three Leaves reverse subtype, retains considerable luster on moderately toned fields that showcase a mix of sage, gold, blue, and pearl-gray shadings. Major details away from the high points remain distinct, including feather detail on the interior left (facing) wing. While a few old hairlines under the toning preclude a finer designation, the coin has great overall visual appeal. From The Presidential Collection.
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