Stack's Bowers - The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Lot #4309


  • NGC
  • 62
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $73,437.50
Description

1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. B-5, BB-27. Rarity-1. BB Die State III. Three Leaves. MS-62 (NGC).

Mint State 1795 B-5 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

B-5 is one of the the most plentiful die marriages of the 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar, a fact that speaks volumes about its importance for type purposes. The 1795 is one of only two issues in the Flowing Hair silver dollar series, after all, and it is the only realistic type candidate given the rarity of the first-year 1794.

As a solidly graded BU, the coin we offer here represents a significant departure from the typically offered survivor grading VF, EF or (less frequently) AU. Both sides are free of appreciable wear, the definition overall full and even quite bold in the centers (the eagle's breast is a bit weak). The strike is also well centered on the planchet, as evidenced by the bold-to-sharp denticulation in all areas around the borders. There are no outwardly noticeable abrasions, both sides being toned in argent-gray patina with a few splashes of deeper steel-gray color scattered over various highpoints. An important coin for the Mint State type collector, and one that is sure to fetch a bid commensurate with its condition rarity.