Sunday, February 23, 2020

JR Newsletter: 23 February 2020 (486)

David Perkins wrote:

Yesterday I was going through a box of early dollar items and came across this clipping, likely originally from Coin World or Numismatic News.  The clipping / photo is undated. It was found in a group of items given to me by the late Bob Stark, an early dollar collector, researcher, and author.

The photo is of a 1795 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar with 3 Leaves under the eagle’s wings, “transformed into a badge for some unknown reason” as captioned.  

The coin appears to grade Extra Fine, “plus or minus.”  This would roughly be a $15-20,000 coin today if graded and in a holder!

It appears to be struck from the relatively common BB-27, B-5 die marriage.  Thank goodness it is not struck from an extremely rare die marriage….  

If anyone has seen this item “in person” or knows anything about it please contact me at my e-mail address below.  Thanks.

W. David Perkins
Centennial, CO