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Lot 1142

1795 Flowing Hair Dollar. Two leaves beneath each wing. Good-5. Yes, the entire coin is double struck with a small shift, but it is apparent on the date, lettering and devices. The obverse has smooth, even wear, while the reverse has even wear but there are 5 large dents around the center. These dents are quite old and toned over, but they are distracting. As to the double striking, the wing, lettering and bust of Liberty all show the doubling plainly. Certainly one of the earliest double strikes known in the bust dollar series, aside from the magnificent 1795 double struck dollar plated in the 1976 edition of the Scott Catalogue & Encyclopedia on page 348. The edge of this coin is not doubled, as that is a separate process from the striking of the obverse and reverse. Certainly an opportunity for a specialist to buy a moderate, and no doubt rare, double struck example of this date.
This cataloguer has seen one other 1795 double struck dollar, that being a BB-15, or B-8 variety, and a few others no doubt exist of other varieties.
Estimated Value $600 - 900.
From Bowers & Merena's Lucien M. LaRiviere Part II Sale, March, 2001, lot 327 and the John Haugh collection.

Realized $1,495

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