1795 $1 Silver Plug MS (PCGS# 6854)

2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136

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Lot Description
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Silver Plug VF20 PCGS. B-4, BB-14, R.3. As seen here, the B-4, BB-14 die combination is known with mint inserted silver plugs, and one example is known that was struck over an existing 1794 silver dollar. That combination, along with the existence of a 1794 silver pluigged dollar, suggests that the silver plug experiment took place early in 1795, and may be an additional clue toward development of a conclusive emission sequence for these coins. This specimen has pleasing pewter-gray surfaces with traces of pale gold patina. The silver plug is bold and complete on both sides, although lacks most of the obverse design detail. A highly important study piece representing early Mint technology.
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