1795 $1 Silver Plug MS (PCGS# 6854)

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3809
  • Grade:
    VF20
  • Price:
    $13,800.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Silver Plug VF20 NGC. B-1, BB-21, R.2. Two Leaves Reverse. Several varieties of early U.S. dollars are known with Mint-inserted silver plugs, a Mint artifice that, unlike planchet adjustment marks which were used to bring overweight planchets down to standard, were the inverse, used to bring underweight blanks up to par. The B-1, BB-21 die pairing with silver plug was only discovered recently, in 1993. The five prominent hair curls behind Liberty's head identify the obverse, with an extra light curl below the third one down. The Two Leaves reverse displays a berry under the right side of the last A in AMERICA. This piece shows a nice midgrade circulated appearance, with the plug clearly visible amid pinkish-gray surfaces. A small round indent in the planchet appears on the obverse, above the 9, and some faint pinscratches appear on the lower bust.
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