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Sale 63

Lot 873

1795 B-1, BB-21 Rarity 2. PCGS graded AU-50. Housed in a new secure plus holder. Pop 3; 5 finer at PCGS for the variety, 3 in 53, 1 in 55, 1 in 58. Each side displays multi-dimensional toning. Impressive detail for the grade.

A superior specimen with exceptional detail on both sides. Nearly fully struck is how these are typically found, however this beauty shows virtually no limitation in the detail at the hair and on the eagle, it's perch, or the leaves in the wreath. A very pleasing specimen with almost endless eye-appeal for the connoisseur of 18th Century Flow Hair coinage.

1795 BB-21 is a very affordable variety. Indeed, it is second only to BB-27 in terms of its widespread availability. Perhaps as many as 1,500 to 2,500 exist. Most of these have been bought and sold privately. However, as nearly every specialized collection has had one, many have crossed the auction block over the years.

This variety can be found well struck, with sharp centers to the stars on higher-grade examples, as here, which is what often draws the attention of collectors since other varieties may not be so bold and detailed.

1795 BB-21 is especially plentiful in lower grades, with the average being in the range of VF20 to 35. EF specimens, while elusive, are not rare. About Uncirculated specimens occasionally are seen, and a dozen or more true Mint State coins exist in private hands according to the Bowers reference guide on this series (PCGS # 39986) .
Estimated Value $18,000 - 22,000.
Ex: Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $18,400

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