1795 $1 2 Leaves MS (PCGS# 6853)

2004 ANA Signature Sale #352

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Lot Description
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Two Leaves MS62 PCGS. B-1, BB-21, R.1. The 7 in the date is clearly repunched over a 1, which has caused this variety to be cataloged as a 1795/1195 on occasion. A die line (as made) below OF identifies the reverse die. Boldly struck, since only a few breast feathers do not possess full definition. Parallel adjustment marks cross the portrait and lower obverse, but these have no impact on the technical grade since they were on the planchet (to correct the weight) prior to the strike. The surfaces are refreshingly devoid of abrasions, and the rims do not possess the minor dings that usually accompany examples of this large early type. Upon thorough examination, the fields display faint slide marks, which are made even less evident by the subsequent honey-gold, steel-blue, and russet-mauve colors. Among 1795 Flowing Hair Dollars, the Two Leaves subtype is noticeably scarcer than its Three Leaves counterpart, and Mint State pieces are of the highest rarity and desirability. Population: 3 in 62, 6 finer (7/04).
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