1795 Flowing Hair Dollar Struck on Flawed Planchet
Major Mint Errors on Flowing Hair and Small Eagle Silver Dollars are extremely rare. This choice Mint State Flowing Hair Dollar is of the rarer two leaves variety.
This piece is virtually as struck with razor sharp detail, full cartwheel luster, light original gold and orange toning and with no rub on either side. It was struck on a planchet with major flaws on both sides. This coin never should have been struck, instead the blank should have been melted.
This Mint State Flowing Hair Dollar is well known in the Numismatic Community and has an impressive pedigree throughout the decades.
It was in a major U.S. Type Collection which sold in a Lester Merkin Auction. It was also sold by Abe Kosoff, one of the premier Numismatists of the twentieth century. Julian Leidman also purchased and sold this Dollar many years ago.
The wholesale Coin Dealer Newsletter Quarterly lists this rarer two leaves variety at $30,000 in MS 60. This coin is severly undergraded and almost every Professional Numismatist who viewed this coin graded it choice Mint State 63. It appears to have been graded conservatively due to the planchet flaws on both sides. Since it is correctly attributed as a Mint Error, the planchet flaws should not have influenced the grading.
This unusual type of Major Mint Error is on a choice Mint State Flowing Hair Dollar with a great pedigree.