Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 65

Lot 5019

1795 B-5, BB-27 Flowing Hair 3 Leaves Rarity 1 Obverse Double Struck. PCGS graded EF-45. Subset of PCGS # 6852. In a new secure plus holder. Taking into account that the obverse is double struck this coin is considerably more scarce than the rarity of the BB variety indicates. A sleek, original toned example whose medium gray patina goes nicely with clear features on Liberty and the eagle and almost ostentatious eye appeal from never having been mishandled in any way. Former owners must have realized this is a special coin. Don't mind the hint of weakness at the hair above Libertyís ear for this is typically seen due to the high relief of the head punch used, and has been taken into consideration by the grading service. Picture-perfect rims serve to form a frame around the coinís exquisite artistic features.

("As is the case with the obverse die used to coin BB-21, BB-22, and BB-23, the present obverse had the head of Miss Liberty deeply impressed into the die, causing it to be in slightly higher relief than other varieties of the year; because of this, the hair details wore away quickly as the coins circulated." -- Bowers encyclopedia. Pop 3; 11 finer at PCGS for the variety (PCGS # 39977) .
Estimated Value $20,000-UP.
The Dr. Hesselgesser Collection.

Realized $19,550

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