1795 $1 Silver Plug MS (PCGS# 6854)

2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122

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1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Silver Plug VG10 PCGS. B-3, BB-11, R.5. Undoubtedly R.7 with a silver plug, and further, possibly the only known example with both a silver plug and the heavy reverse die crack. The Bowers-Borckardt reference listed this variety only with perfect dies. The late state with the heavy reverse die crack through the right side of the C, to the branch and wing, was unknown to the authors when that reference was published. The late reverse die state was also unknown to Bolender, although it was mentioned in the 1999 Bolender update by Jules Reiver. Pleasing medium gray fields surround lighter gray devices. Both sides have extra circular marks in the vicinity of the plug, outside the plug on the obverse and inside the plug on the reverse. There are many things to consider when examining this coin; foremost among them is its extreme rarity with the combination of the silver plug and reverse die crack.
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