1795 $1 B-4 BB-14 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6853)

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4312
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $16,450.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Two Leaves AU50 NGC. B-4, BB-14, R.3. This variety is distinguished by the fact that obverse star 15 is entirely under the tip of Liberty's bust, where she cannot "see" even a part of it; thus it bears the nickname "Hidden Star Obverse." The 9 and 5 in the date are lightly repunched. As also noted by Bowers (1993), in his silver dollar Encyclopedia: "Early impressions may have a small lump under the chin and/or die flaws near the rim opposite stars 10 and 11." Both of these features are seen on the current specimen. This piece is originally toned, with high-point wear typical for the grade. There are few marks, the only one individually noteworthy is a shallow depression on the upper reverse, just below the closest upper left and right leaves. Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2008), lot 803.
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