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1795 $1 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar

 
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 Posted 10/07/2022  6:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is another coin that I considered purchasing but didn't. The only reason why I didn't buy it was because I bought another coin that I posted here: http://goccf.com/t/432013

I thought the coin was extremely attractive but the sale of the other coin took place first and ultimately chose the other. Thoughts? Thanks!


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 Posted 10/07/2022  9:09 pm  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like this one a lot, the coin you ended up buying is neat though I no next to nothing about it, ancients is an area I don't think I will ever delve into, Byzantine era is as far back as I'm will to go so far.

I'd put this one solidly in the EF45 and pushing into AU territory. No problems I see at all, just a super nice coin. Just pulled out my Logies Pocket guide on Early dollars I believe this is the 3 leaves reverse variety - BB-18? If I'm correct on the attribution. I don't look at a ton of these as they are out of my price range, but always like to check them out when I have a chance to in hand.

Funny how many other flowing hair dollars have the black spot on the eagles breast on the reverse. Must be a common area of dirt pick up, but I see it on well over half of them I can remember looking at.
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 Posted 10/07/2022  10:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinEnthusiast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What an absolutely gorgeous coin! I would probably put it at AU-50, but these early types are always so difficult to grade because of the variable strikes.
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 Posted 10/07/2022  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add psuman08 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic example well out of my league. I would agree high XF if not AU. Great eye appeal for an early dollar.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  12:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SpeedDemonND to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow she's a beauty!
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 Posted 10/08/2022  02:07 am  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


that tetra is stupid nice.

there isn't a wrong choice when you are choosing between those two coins.

i pick au. lower end based on wear but upper end price based on eye appeal.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  06:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nickelsearcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gorgeous coin indeed.
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 Posted 10/08/2022  07:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OP has given in to the greater temptation of ancient Greek numismatics.
Except for the period of neo classicism in American coin design, the choice of ancient Greek artwork is more attractive for lots of non American collectors.

Euainetos is up there with Weinman and St Gaudens
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 Posted 10/08/2022  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add numismatic student to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of a Syracuse dekadrachm signed by Euainetos that was sold on Thursday for $70,000. Euainetos and Kimon are famous engravers from the ancient city of Syracuse in Sicily who signed their work. Essentially the George Morgan and Christian Gobrecht of the ancient world. These dekadrachms, although in a higher denomination than the tetras were about 34-36mm in diameter but weighed about 46g, or 3x the weight of the Tenados tetras and almost twice the weight of a Morgan dollar. These coins were thick, chunky and substantial.



Maybe one day I will acquire a Kimon-signed dekadrachm. Here is the Kimon coin at the Smithsonian. The ANA Money Museum has one too.


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 Posted 10/08/2022  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
AU50 for me and based on the sharpness of the devices and rounded cheek AU53 is not out of the question. a beauty
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 Posted 10/09/2022  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the surfaces I think this one would make easy AU-53 and possibly AU-55.
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