1794 Flowing Hair dollar variety realizes $120,750

Rare Two Leaves coin with silver plug sells in Goldberg auction
By , Coin World
Published : 09/18/11
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A 1795 Flowing Hair, 2 Leaves, Silver Plug dollar, graded About Uncirculated 55 Secure Plus, Premium Quality by Professional Coin Grading Service, and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp., realized $120,750 in the Sept. 4 to 6 auction of Colonial and U.S. coins and patterns in Los Angeles by Ira & Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers.

The 1795 dollar is cataloged as Bowers-Borckardt 11 in Silver Dollars & Trade Dollars of the United States, A Complete Encyclopedia by Q. David Bowers, with Mark Borckardt.

The sale included Part II of the Davy Collection of U.S. half cents; the Whister Collection of U.S. half cents; and Part II of the Dr. Hesselgesser Collection of early U.S. silver dollars.

The auction was conducted at the firm’s new offices and gallery at 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 800.

U.S. numismatic material was offered in 2,369 lots, with 97 percent reported sold. The sold lots realized prices totaling $5,644,687.

The total prices realized includes the 15 percent buyer’s fee added to the final closing price of each lot won.

Visit www.goldbergcoins.com, write Ira & Larry Goldberg, Auctioneers, 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90064, or telephone the firm at 310-551-2646 or toll free at 800-978-2646.

Some coin highlights:

1794 Liberty Cap half cent, Cohen 4a (American Half Cents: The “Little Half Sisters” by Roger S. Cohen Jr.), PCGS Mint State 63+, brown, $74,750.

1795 Liberty Cap, No Pole half cent, C-6b, struck on thick planchet, Very Fine 25+, $24,150.

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