This was only the second year the US struck One Dollar coins and this was the largest denomination in silver. Two types were struck in 1795, the Flowing Hair and the Draped Bust. This was the first time the Draped Bust design ever appeared on U.S. coins - it showed up later on Half Cents in 1800 and on Large Cents, Half Dimes, Dimes, Quarter Dollars, and Half Dollars in 1796. Two major varieties are found on the 1795 Draped Bust Dollar - one with the bust of Liberty well-centered on the coin, and another with the bust placed too far to the left.
Often, you'll see a number of marks on either side that appear to be scratches. These are called adjustment marks, caused by filing over weight planchets to remove excess metal and bring them down to the proper weight. Adjustment marks are commonly seen on early U.S. Silver and Gold coins. They usually do not affect the value of a coin unless they are heavy and unsightly. Real scratches will detract from the value).
Special Note: Many counterfeit and fake 1804 Draped Bust Dollars exist, among other dates, so it's important to be informed and learn the coin details one is buying. Identify Counterfeit Draped Bust Dollars
Designer: Obverse by Robert Scot, reverse by John Eckstein
Diameter: 39-40 millimeters
Silver - 90%
Copper - 10%
Weight: 416 grains (27.0 grams)
Edge: Lettered - HUNDRED CENTS ONE DOLLAR OR UNIT (various ornaments between words)
Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)