1795 $1 2 Leaves MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -9625
PCGS#: 6853

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Among the very finest of all known 2 Leaves dollars, the pictured specimen resided in a private bank vault for 33 years before it was auctioned as part of the Jascha Heifetz Collection. It displays smooth, mark-free surfaces sparkling in full cartwheels beneath light original toning. In addition to this amazing specimen of the BB-20 variety, the Collection also features an MS62 specimen of the BB-21 "Head of 1795" variety from the Earle, Clapp, Eliasberg and Flannagan collections, as well as an AU58 specimen of the BB-13 "Head of 1794" from the famous Stickney Collection, and an AU-58 BB-14 "Hidden Star" variety from the Shore Collection. Image.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollars are known in two different major varieties: 2 Leaves and 3 Leaves.  To determine the variety, simply at the leaf clusters beneath the eagle's wings -- the clusters will contain either two or three leaves.

In terms of relative rarity, the 2 Leaves variety is approximately three times as rare as the 3 Leaves variety (according to the PCGS Population Report as of September 2011). Mint State examples of both major varieties are rare and valuable, but PCGS has graded only a dozen examples of the 2 Leaves.  The finest 1795 2 Leaves Silver Dollars certified by PCGS are a pair of MS-65s.

Diameter: 40.00 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Mintage: 160,295 Weight: 27.00 grams Metal Content: 90% Silver, 10% Copper
2
1,600
2
3
1,850
3
45+
15,500
50+
18,500
53+
25,000
55+
35,000
58+
57,000
60
80,000
62+
130,000
1
63+
200,000
64+
345,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 4,000 R-4.2 3 / 4 3 / 4
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 3 / 4 3 / 4
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 2 / 4 TIE 2 / 4 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade