1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. BB-14, B-4. Rarity-3. BB Die State I. Two Leaves. AU-50 (NGC).
Bold AU-50 1795 BB-14 Flowing Hair Dollar
This undeniably original example exhibits splashes of olive-russet peripheral toning to otherwise slate gray surfaces. Suitably bold for an AU Flowing Hair dollar, and uncommonly free of readily evident abrasions. Although the Rarity-3 rating suggests an overall population of between 200 and 500 specimens, the vast majority of specimens range in grade from Good-4 to EF-45; the median grade for the variety is probably in the neighborhood of VF-30. Dave Bowers in his recently-published Encyclopedia of United States Silver Dollars, 1794-1804 estimates a population of fewer than 25 survivors in grades above the EF level; in fact, his roster of "notable specimens" includes some pieces grading as low as EF-40.
PCGS# 39981. NGC ID: 24WZ.
Pedigree: From Dr. Richard Aghababian's Early Impressions Collection.
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