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Lot 5018

1795 B-5, BB-27 Flowing Hair 3 Leaves Rarity 1. PCGS graded AU-58. Subset of PCGS # 6852. In a new secure plus holder. A desirable coin in any About Uncirculated grade, and this top-end AU58 example will certainly generate the requisite amount of excitement when it crosses the block. Toned with delicate gray over the smooth surfaces, with Liberty's head a touch sharper than average with strong hair accents on temple and above the ear; all is framed with even dentils on both sides. The fields and devices are remarkably clean for a Flowing Hair dollar, and anyone who gives this more than a swift glance examining the fields and devices will assuredly be thrilled with the superior quality found here. The fields and devices show residual luster from the original die polish used to prepare the dies for coinage. Devoid of adjustment marks. Identifiable by a small horizontal flaw below the L of LIBERTY on the obverse, and a lighter flaw or mark on the reverse at the eagleís thigh. A magnificent coin for the specialist, which boasts grand eye appeal, top-notch conservative grading quality and a boldness where it counts; all qualities desired but seldom seen in these large Flowing Hair crowns of the world. This is considered to be the most available die pairing of the year, but due to the condition, the present coin is a stand-out and will certainly rank within the top 100 coins of this date. Desirable Three Leaf reverse. (This die pairing produced an estimated 100,000 coins, which is as high as any pair of dies from the first decade at the Mint.) Pop 2; 1 finer in 64 for the variety.

In the opinion of Martin Logies, "This is a truly extraordinary coin, FAR superior to what is typically seen as graded AU58. While the coin does display what may be described as "high-point friction," it otherwise displays all of the luster, eye appeal, and freedom from surface marks of specimens grading MS64" (PCGS # 39977) .
Estimated Value $75,000-UP.
Ex: Garrett Collection; The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $86,250

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