1795 $1 2 Leaves VF35

CERTIFICATION#: 02645959
PCGS#: 6853

Owner's Comments

CAC {B-01, BB-21} Two Leaves Variety, Head of 95, estimated population of 2000. The {BB-21} innermost point of star 1 just touches the lowest curl. The curl continues upward to half close the loop. The head is high and closer to Liberty than most other obverses. The date is wide, with more space between 1 & 7 than other numerals. The 7 in the date was repunched over an erroneous 1. {CAC Population 9, Only 31 Higher}

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+
190,000
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