1795 FLOWING HAIR $1, 2 LEAVES AU53
TWO LEAVES. LOVELY SURFACES.
In 1795, banker and financier James Swan used his personal fortune to pay off the over $2 million in US foreign debt in its entirety. Though a patriot that participated in the Boston Tea Party, Swan was also able to make a handsome sum through selling the debt on the US market. Was this 1795 silver dollar used to purchase some of the US debt?