Stack's Bowers - The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale Lot #1015


  • PCGS
  • 12
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $10,350.00
Description

1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. BB-18, B-7. Rarity-4, as a die variety. Bowers Die State I. Three Leaves--Silver Plug--Fine-12 (PCGS).

Silver Plug 1795 BB-18 Flowing Hair Dollar

Much like adjustment marks were meant to reduce the weight of heavy planchets, the early Mint used a small silver plug on a handful of underweight planchets (mostly for Silver Dollars) to being the weight up to within the legal range of tolerance. The plug was inserted into a tiny hole made in the center of the planchet and, when the blank was struck, it was impressed into the surface of the finish coin. All early Dollars with a silver plug that this cataloger has seen, however, display a different color to the toning in the area of the plug, making such pieces fairly easy to identify even in lower grades. Such is the case with the present example, the plug being readily identifiable in the center of both the obverse and the reverse. The balance of the surfaces are more deeply patinated in a lavender-charcoal shade that itself lightens over the devices. Well defined for the grade, with no individually mentionable abrasions apart from a few wispy pinscratches in the reverse field at the lower border and between the words OF and AMERICA. A very scarce offering for the advanced early Dollar specialist.

PCGS#: 6854

Coin Specifications
Category Flowing Hair Dollar
Mint Location N/A
Mintage 160,295.00
Designer N/A
Composition Silver
Weight N/A
Melt Value $15.04
Diameter 0.00mm
Market Price Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe Average Market Price
12 $0.00 $15,000.00 $13,500.00 $9,500.00
15 $0.00 $0.00 $15,500.00 $5,166.67
20 $0.00 $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $13,333.33
25 $0.00 $0.00 $22,500.00 $7,500.00
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
12 NGC 1 30 35
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.