1795 $1 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6853)
Lot Number: 7388
A sharp example of this early type coin with decent luster remaining, giving life to the pleasing medium gray surfaces. A small mark is noted on the eagle's breast feathers, but otherwise this coin is remarkably free of noteworthy surface imperfections aside from the minor handling evidence that is commensurate with the assigned grade. Flowing Hair dollars are popular type coins and as with many early coins, they are commonly plagued with impairments, whether mint-made adjustment marks or other less natural conditions. This piece is rather satisfying in this respect, and in fact, it is rather satisfying in nearly every respect. Evenly struck and a very nice piece for a type set overall. The Bowers-Borckardt reference roster of notable specimens includes coins graded MS-64 at the high end, but extends to AU-50, putting this piece in the realm of the higher grades known when the that reference was compiled, and it may well be counted among them.