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Lot 5003

1795 B-9, BB-13 Flowing Hair 2 Leaves Rarity 4. PCGS graded AU-55. CAC Approved. Subset of PCGS # 6853. Condition Census. In a new secure plus holder. Flowing hair in six curls; the third one from the top turns downward and touches the fourth curl. Two points of first star touch the lowest curl which ends at star point. The last star or lowest one on the right is mostly under the bust, and a point nearly touches. Close date; outlines from repunching appear at top of 5 and right top of 7 (most visible on early impressions from the die). I closer to L than to B with L slightly low. Obverse die used to strike 1795 BB-11, BB-12, and BB-13.

Two leaves under each wing. 17 berries, nine on left branch, eight on right. A berry is on outside of the wreath midway between S and T of STATES, the only variety in which this occurs; the arrangement is similar to that used on the 1794 dollar. Reverse die used to strike 1795 BB-13 and BB-14. The die clash marks that are evident on this piece are quite intriguing. Although not as obvious as in the BB-11 example offered in this collection, this coin displays some evidence of a mint inserted silver plug; so, while the coin has not been certified as such, prospective bidders should examine the coin closely to come to their own opinion.

Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 39980) .
Estimated Value $40,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $37,950

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