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Sale 65

Lot 5015

1795 B-6, BB-25 Flowing Hair 3 Leaves Rarity 3. PCGS graded AU-53. Subset of PCGS # 6852. In a new secure plus holder. Finest Certified. Condition Census. This is a somewhat confusing die variety because of the two dies states found on the reverse. The coin in Dr. Hesselgesser's collection is from Die State III with four leaves below first S in STATES. An elevated degree of sharp detail springs forth from the sleek medium gray surfaceslighter gray highlights. Never yielding at the obverse or the reverse, more detail can be found there than on the typical example of the date. A rock-solid coin that will advance any high quality set of early Silver Dollars.

Three leaves under each wing of eagle. 13 berries, seven on left branch, six on right. Two berries under first T in STATES, one on inside and one on outside of wreath. Die State I has three leaves visible below first S of STATES (early state of die, probably with 4th leaf depression in die filled with foreign matter). Die State III with four leaves; also used in its later state to coin BB-26 and BB-27, each of which has four leaves beneath the first S of STATES.

Reverse die used to strike 1795 BB-25 (two states; Die State I with three leaves and Die State III with four leaves under first S in STATES; presumably, one of the leaf recesses in the die was clogged, thus preventing one leaf from striking up), BB-26 (later state with four leaves under first S in STATES), and BB-27 (later state with four leaves under first S in STATES). Pop 1; none finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 39975) .
Estimated Value $30,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $29,900

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