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    1795 B-1, BB-21 Dollar, AU50
    Popular Blundered Date Obverse

    1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Two Leaves, B-1, BB-21, R.2, AU50 NGC. Bowers Die State I. All known examples of BB-21, and there are many, exhibit perfect dies according The Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars, 1794-1804. A thin die line below the bases of OF is not mentioned in that reference. While the engraver -- Robert Scot or one of his assistants -- was working on this die, the digits were punched in one at a time. Since the die is a mirror image, it is probable that the engraver worked left-to-right, punching the 5, the 9, the 1, and then ... oops, a 7 over an erroneous 1, and finally the proper 1.

    This nicely centered Two Leaves, Head of '95 dollar displays slightly reflective surfaces beneath medium reddish-gold and steel toning with only a few microscopic handling marks. The coin is perfectly centered without any adjustment marks or other Mint-related planchet anomalies. Sharply struck with luster remaining beneath rich, natural patina, the overall appearance is excellent. Here is an ideal candidate for the date or type collector, as well as for any early dollar enthusiast looking to upgrade or add to a fine set. (NGC ID# 24WZ, Variety PCGS# 39986, Base PCGS# 6853)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

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