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1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves AU58 NGC. B-5, BB-27, R.1....

2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 11, 2010
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders Number of Bidders
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Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Memorable 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar
Three Leaves, B-5, BB-27, Near-Mint State
1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves AU58 NGC. B-5, BB-27, R.1. Bowers-Borckardt Die State II. The extra tine of metal behind the highest curl makes this the easiest (and most common) attribution among early dollars. These pieces nonetheless make glorious type coins, as they are of the same design as the all-but-impossible 1794 Flowing Hair dollars, the supply of which falls far short of the demand.
This commendable 1795 Flowing Hair dollar should find no shortage of willing bidders, as a lovely near-Mint example with delightful patina on both sides. Aquamarine predominates, with generous tinges of pink and silver-gray. Generous luster radiates from beneath the patina. Some adjustment marks are well-hidden on the obverse, and there is little evidence of wear or contact. The strike is bold, save for the center of the eagle's breast. A memorable example of this popular issue. Census: 62 in 58, 53 finer (6/10).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24WZ, PCGS# 6852)

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