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    Fabled 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar VF Details

    1794 $1 VF Details, Repaired NCS. B-1, BB-1, the only known dies. It is difficult to locate a 1794 Flowing Hair Dollar in today's market that is completely problem-free. The coin in this lot is not perfect, but it does possess some noteworthy and desirable features besides the 1794 date. Of obvious importance is the striking definition along the lower left obverse periphery. Stars 1, 3, and 4 are discernible, if not complete, and only star 2 can be described as being totally absent. All four digits in the date are readily evident, this despite a little softness of detail over the 1. The reverse die was also misaligned at the time of striking with the result that the TED in UNITED and STATE in STATES are more or less absent. All other design features are at least present, and there is some bolder definition in the more protected areas of the obverse portrait and reverse eagle. Now for the surface preservation. Both sides reveal some scattered circulation marks, but none are particularly noteworthy given the amount of wear that this coin saw. Much of the surfaces display not unattractive dove-gray coloration, although we do note a few areas of variegated color around the peripheries. This last feature brings us to this coin's most significant detraction: a plug through the upper obverse. This repair was rather well executed on the reverse, yet markedly less so on the obverse as far as the E in LIBERTY is concerned. Nevertheless, as a mid-grade survivor of this fabled numismatic rarity that offers relatively good overall definition, this coin represents a bidding opportunity that one should consider most carefully. (#6851) (Registry values: N10218)

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 6851)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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