Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 5008

1795 B-7, BB-18 Flowing Hair 3 Leaves Rarity 3. PCGS graded AU-58 PQ. In an Old Green Holder. Condition Census. A superlative example of this desirable variety. This coin was struck with such precision that it is hard to believe it is from the 18th century! Razor sharp devices and shimmering luster leave the viewer breathless while looking at this astounding creation. Tremendous pizzazz.

A remarkably memorable coin that at one and the same time is a highlight specimen of this date as well as its variety. Thoroughly frosty and largely untoned, with just a faint ghost of golden color. The luster is spectacular and extensive, especially satiny on the reverse. Only the uppermost portions of the design show it retreating before some slight circulation war (notably, the hair above Libertys ear). The strike is definitive, with full centers to each star and exquisite detail everywhere but absolute centers. Centering is outstanding as well. No adjustment marks seen. The strike is bold enough and the freshness in the fields is pronounced enough that it is perhaps unsurprising the grading service awarded the coveted AU58 grade. No contact marks, even minor ones are visible. In terms of quality, this is the sole occupier of its category. Its technical detail, suitability for purchase, and impeccable aesthetic appeal make this a natural choice for a Bust Dollar collector. Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 6852) .
Estimated Value $40,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $57,500

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