1796 $1 B-2 BB-63 Sm Dt Sm Lt MS (PCGS# 39998)

The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-2, BB-63. Rarity-4. BB Die State I. Small Date, Small Letters. AU-55 (PCGS). This is one of the finest known of this die variety which seems to be scarcer than generally believed. The obverse and reverse show considerable mint reflectivity in the fields while the devices are boldly struck and more satiny. For identification there is a backwards "S" shaped lintmark below the right wing of the eagle and a thin scratch from the 11th star nearly to Liberty's chin. Light silver-gray with golden accents on both sides. Condition Census quality for this die pairing and a generally pleasing example.
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