1795 $1 2 Leaves (Regular Strike)

Series: Flowing Hair Dollars 1794-1795

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

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LEAF COMPARISON

LEAF COMPARISON

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
6853
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Lettered: HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT
Diameter:
40.00 millimeters
Weight:
27.00 grams
Mintage:
160,295
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Robert Coulton Davis Collection - New York Stamp & Coin 1/1890:427 - Lawrence Stack Type Set - Stack's, sold privately in 1/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2045, $282,000

1 MS65 PCGS grade

William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:187 - Louis G. Stirling Collection - Frank Mumford Stirling Collection - Heritage 1/1986:1328 - Anthony Terranova - Bowers & Merena 3/1989:1942 - Superior 5/1991:948 - Lawrence Stack Type Set, sold privately in 1/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2046, $258,500

3 MS64+ PCGS grade
Jack Lee Collection - Heritage 11/2005:2186, $391,000 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2920, $431,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2533, $276,000 - Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars
 
Bruce Morelan, in an interview with PCGS in 2016, spoke about this example: “I saw this coin at one of the ANA shows in the mid-2000s. Chris Napolitano showed it to Laura [Sperber] and I in a higher graded holder at the time. It just displayed such beautiful luster, full cartwheel, original golden toning. Everything about the coin I absolutely loved. And once I started building this set, it was the coin that kept popping into my mind as the representative that I wanted of this date, in my set. And I was looking for it, trying to find it, for sale in its previous holder, and eventually it walked up to Legend's table in the new holder, the 64+ holder, and I couldn't buy it fast enough.”
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS64 estimated grade B-1. Jack Lee - Heritage 11/2005:2186, $391,000 - Madison collection - Heritage 1/2008:2920, $431,250 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2533, $276,000
4 MS64 estimated grade

Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:3815, $143,000 - Cardinal Collection of Early Silver Dollars - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:11, $230,000 - Heritage 6/2011:3820, $253,000

4 MS64 estimated grade B-1
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Robert Coulton Davis Collection - New York Stamp & Coin 1/1890:427 - Lawrence Stack Type Set - Stack's, sold privately in 1/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2045, $282,000

#1 MS65 PCGS grade

William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:187 - Louis G. Stirling Collection - Frank Mumford Stirling Collection - Heritage 1/1986:1328 - Anthony Terranova - Bowers & Merena 3/1989:1942 - Superior 5/1991:948 - Lawrence Stack Type Set, sold privately in 1/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 9/2015:2046, $258,500

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
Jack Lee Collection - Heritage 11/2005:2186, $391,000 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2920, $431,250 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2533, $276,000 - Bruce Morelan Collection of Early Dollars
 
Bruce Morelan, in an interview with PCGS in 2016, spoke about this example: “I saw this coin at one of the ANA shows in the mid-2000s. Chris Napolitano showed it to Laura [Sperber] and I in a higher graded holder at the time. It just displayed such beautiful luster, full cartwheel, original golden toning. Everything about the coin I absolutely loved. And once I started building this set, it was the coin that kept popping into my mind as the representative that I wanted of this date, in my set. And I was looking for it, trying to find it, for sale in its previous holder, and eventually it walked up to Legend's table in the new holder, the 64+ holder, and I couldn't buy it fast enough.”
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS64 estimated grade
B-1. Jack Lee - Heritage 11/2005:2186, $391,000 - Madison collection - Heritage 1/2008:2920, $431,250 - Joseph C. Thomas collection - Heritage 4/2009:2533, $276,000
#4 MS64 estimated grade

Jascha Heifetz Collection - Superior 10/1989:3815, $143,000 - Cardinal Collection of Early Silver Dollars - American Numismatic Rarities 6/2005:11, $230,000 - Heritage 6/2011:3820, $253,000

#4 MS64 estimated grade
B-1
Ron Guth:

1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollars are known in two different major varieties: 2 Leaves and 3 Leaves. To determine the variety, simply look 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. Mint State examples of both major varieties are rare and valuable. Surprisingly, the PCGS Condition Census is comprised entirely PCGS MS64 and better examples. The best examples are a pair of PCGS MS65s