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Lot 5004

1795 B-4, BB-14 Silver Plug Flowing Hair 2 Leaves Rarity 3. PCGS graded VF-20. This item is considerably more scarce than the BB variety indicates due to the presence of the Silver Plug. The enormous plug can be seen very clearly with the naked eye on both sides. Lovely gun-metal grey and a trifle of golden hues cover both sides attractively. 1795 BB-14 is one of the more readily available issues of the year, though of course with a silver plug it rises well into the rarity class. An estimated 201 to 500 exist in all grades combined of regular strikes. The specialist will difficulty finding a similar Silver Center specimen regardless of condition, so act while the opportunity presents.

This has the Head of 1794 with star 15 entirely under the bust. Flowing hair in six locks; lowest one ends faintly above two points of first star, and close to one point. Close date, figures 9 and 5 closest, and the distance between the 1 and 7 about the same as between the first star and figure 1. The 9 and 5 are lightly repunched. Two center dots; the larger is higher, slightly farther to the right, and closest below ear. Star closer to date than in any other variety, about 1.5 mm. Obverse die used to strike 1795 BB-14 only (PCGS # 6854) .
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $18,975

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