SBP2023年3月#4-James Allaire Millholland集藏
1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. BB-27, B-5. Rarity-1. Three Leaves. EF Details--Cleaned (PCGS).An uncommonly attractive coin for the assigned grade that is sure to garner attention from budget minded type collectors. Both sides are nicely centered in strike, the denticulation complete despite a few areas where the definition comes up short. For the design elements we note bold to sharp detail by early dollar standards, although a few of the peripheral features are affected by the same minor softness observed for the denticles. This feature is the result of a couple of peripheral concentrations of adjustment marks (as made), although we stress these are lighter and far less numerous than often noted for this type. The obverse exhibits moderate hairlining beneath golden-gray retoning - the strongest evidence for the PCGS qualifier. The reverse, which was obviously face down in the Millholland coin cabinet, toned more extensively and shows attractive antique silver patina with olive-russet outlines to many of the devices. BB Die State III.<p>While first introduced in 1794, it was not until 1795 that the silver dollar was produced in numbers that would allow it to fulfill its intended role as the monetary unit of the fledgling nation. At least 10 obverse dies and 11 reverse dies were prepared for the 1795 Flowing Hair dollar, resulting in 19 known varieties. The BB-27 variety is the most available of these and may be distinguished by three leaves under each of the eagles wings and a "bar" that extends from the topmost curl of Libertys hair to star 5. Because Libertys portrait was deeply impressed into the die, this variety was struck in high relief and many details wore down quickly. An estimated 2,500 and 3,500 pieces are believed to exist for the BB-27 die pair, but as with many early silver dollars, almost all are at the low to middle circulated grade levels, making the present EF specimen a noteworthy find for an advanced collector.PCGS# 6852. NGC ID: 24WZ.From the Collection of James Allaire Millholland, 1842-1911.