History, Value, and Price Guide for 1795 BB-27 Flowing Hair Silver $1
Value of 1795 BB-27 Flowing Hair Silver $1 Coin
Portrait II (Head of 95), Eagle II, Wreath II (3 leaves)
This Dollar has the catalog numbers: Bowers Borckardt-27, Bolender-5, or Haseltine-5
Obverse: Flowing hair in six curls, the 3rd and 4th close together; the 4th has a tiny curved “tail” extending downward, and visible on higher grade pieces. Lowest curl distant from star. A “bar” over 2 mm. long extends diagonally from close to top curl toward point of 5th star. Look for the “bar” near uppermost curl. Wide date, the 1 and 7 farthest apart. First star about as close to 1 as 7 is to 9. Most early die states show striking weakness at the centers.The obverse had the head of Miss Liberty deeply impressed into the die, causing it to be in slightly higher relief than other varieties of the year; because of this, the hair details wore away quickly as the coins circulated.
Reverse: Three leaves under each wing. 13 berries, seven on left branch, six on right. Three leaves under each wing of eagle. Two berries under first T in STATES, one on inside and one on outside of wreath. With four leaves below first S of STATES. All specimens showed a fine die crack from end of left stem downward.
Total Estimated Population: 2,500 to 3,500
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