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1795 B-5, BB-27 Flowing Hair Dollar, AU55
Well-Detailed for the Type

1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves AU55 PCGS. CAC. B-5, BB-27, R.1. Die State III. This is the most common of all the 1795 varieties. It is most easily distinguished by the "bar" behind Liberty's head, and the reverse has three leaves beneath each wing, 13 berries, and four leaves below the first S of STATES. This intermediate die state shows a light die crack from the end of the left stem to the border. While a commonly encountered die state, most examples in this state display better central definition than earlier and later states.

The importance of this variety as a type coin for 1795 is explained in Bowers' Silver Dollars and Trade Dollars of the United States:" Due to the depth of the Miss Liberty portrait in the die, the resultant coins were in high relief. Because of this, the hair wore quickly at the center of the obverse, with the result that pieces grading VF or lower usually have little detail still remaining. On some (but not all) higher grade coins, usually Die State III in EF or finer preservation, the hair detail at the center of the obverse and the eagle's breast feathers are well defined."

The surfaces retain much brightness and luster even through the several layers of blue, gray, and rose-colored toning that is splashed over each side. As mentioned above, the central details are better preserved than usually seen. The only detraction is a barely perceptible, straight hairline scratch across the center of the obverse, running from star 6 to star 12. This will be invisible to online viewers, and in-person viewers will require magnification; nevertheless, for the sake of full disclosure we want all potential bidders to know all features of this piece.
Ex: National Money Signature (Heritage, 3/2007), lot 864; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 2916.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 24WZ, PCGS# 6852)

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