The Neil/Carter/Contursi specimen 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar has been sold for $7,850,000, setting a new record as the world's most valuable rare coin.
The Neil/Carter/Contursi specimen 1794 Flowing Hair dollar, graded PCGS SP66, has been sold by Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers, to the Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation for a world's record $7,850,000. (Photos credit: Rare Coin Wholesalers.) Click to Enlarge.
Graded PCGS Specimen-66, it is the finest known 1794 dollar and believed by several prominent experts to be the first silver dollar ever struck by the United States Mint.
It was sold by Steven L. Contursi, President of Rare Coin Wholesalers of Irvine, California, to the nonprofit Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation (CCEF) in Sunnyvale, California.