Stack's Bowers - The March 2012 Baltimore Auction Lot #4110

  • NGC
  • 62
  • CAC
  • N

1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar. B-5, BB-27. Rarity-1. Bowers Die State II. Three Leaves. MS-62 (NGC).

Beautiful Mint State 1795 Flowing Hair Dollar

A lovely example with attractive peach, gold, rose, and blue iridescence -- as pretty as a picture. Well struck for the variety, with just a touch of softness. The obverse is one of the most distinctive in the Flowing Hair series, with a raised bar in the field behind Liberty’s head. A rare and appealing coin. The certified population of this and other early die varieties is not known, as nearly all descriptions have been by basic Guide Book types, not by die varieties.  Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers There is something special about the Flowing Hair motif used on silver coins in the early days -- the half dime, half dollar, and dollar. The present coin with large diameter and beautiful features is a poster example of the motif. The grade is exceptional as well.