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    1795 Flowing Hair Dollar, XF45
    Rare B-12, BB-26 Variety
    The Thomas L. Elder/M.H. Bolender Coin

    1795 $1 Flowing Hair, Three Leaves, B-12, BB-26, R.6, XF45 PCGS. CAC. Bowers Die State I. Three Leaves, Head of 1795. An exceptional example of this rare (R.6) variety, struck from a perfect obverse die before development of a progressively stronger die crack through 7 in the date that represents later die states. The present coin is a match to the plated M.H. Bolender piece, sold as lot 14 in his February 23, 1952 183rd Auction Sale. It traces back to the 1924 Thomas L. Elder sale -- as such, it has both an impressive provenance and special significance for variety collectors. There are no Uncirculated BB-26 dollars reported, with the top of the Condition Census occupied by three About Uncirculated coins, followed closely by this Choice XF with CAC endorsement. In our opinion, the current example is second to none in surface quality and visual appeal.

    Free of adjustment marks, only a few light ticks appear on the smooth and attractive fields and devices. Mint luster exists on both sides to an extent that suggests an even finer grade. Caramel-gold toning supports dappled-blue accents and glimpses of deep iridescence. The strike is mostly sharp save for indistinct dentils opposite stars 4 to 6 on the obverse, and minor blending of the dentils at 9 o'clock on the reverse. The wing feathers are virtually complete with luster, although the eagle's breast feathers were never fully brought up and show light wear. The appearance of this high-end B-12, BB-26 is sure to cause a stir among early dollar specialists. (NGC ID# 4EWV, Variety PCGS# 39976, Base PCGS# 6852)

    Weight: 26.96 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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