1795 $1 Silver Plug MS (PCGS# 6854)

2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1151

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5611
  • Grade:
    VF25
  • Price:
    $25,300.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Silver Plug VF25 PCGS. B-1, BB-21, R.2. The B-1 die combination with the blundered date obverse is the second most common 1795 Flowing Hair variety, but examples with a silver plug are elusive. Perhaps 40 to 50 such pieces survive today. A key to collecting the silver plug coins is to cherrypick for examples such as the present piece where there is no doubt about identification. So many coins called silver plug pieces require careful scrutiny just to see that feature. However, the silver plug on this piece is immediately obvious, even without magnification. Both sides have natural toning with dark gray fields and lighter tan devices. Handling marks are minimal, and the overall eye appeal is excellent.
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