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    Description

    1794 Flowing Hair Dollar
    Smoothly Worn, An Untraced Example
    B-1, BB-1, AG Details

    1794 $1 B-1, BB-1, R.4 -- Damage -- PCGS Genuine. AG Details. An ancient dig to the right of the lowest curl in Liberty's flowing hair and a tiny planchet void above the right wing seemingly represent the damage cited by PCGS. We can see no other overt problems acquired in the 223 years that have passed since this 1794 dollar was issued -- just extensive wear. The top portion of all four numerals in the date are visible when angled in light, as are most of the stars and legend, although the letters and devices are weak and merged with the rim in some areas. The central portrait and small eagle surrounded by its wreath show nice definition for the designated About Good sharpness. The rims are clear of any significant nicks or marks.

    The Martin A. Logies reference lists 134 identified specimens of the 1794 dollar, but this certified Genuine coin is not among them. While the vast majority of known examples show circulation -- many of them with considerable wear or problems -- it is unusual for a 1794 dollar to have escaped collector hands for the period of time required to acquire so much "smooth wear." Overall, this is an attractive example with only minor issues for the assigned grade.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2017
    2nd-6th Wednesday-Sunday
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