1796 $1 B-4 BB-61 Sm Dt Lg Lt MS (PCGS# 40000)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1566
Grade: MS-60 BB-61; B-4
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PCGS holder 05670934. Lovely even light golden toning. A lovely example with nearly full luster on its somewhat toned surfaces. Evenly struck in with virtually no marks noted with a glass. The devices were struck with such force and energy by the dies that all design elements show boldly, and this is most exciting for the collector of draped bust, small eagle silver dollars. In short, this handsome Mint original piece is very nicely struck, just as well preserved, and positioned to become quite a centerpiece in someone's bust dollar collection because it lacks the usual dull flat strike on the eagle's breast and knee. Pop 1: none finer; The Finest Known.(PCGS # 6859) </B>. <BR><BR>Small wide date; all of the figures of date evenly spaced wide apart. 6 leans to the left. Highest wave of hair under serif at left bottom of E; second highest wave under upright of R. End of hair tress touches only one (the innermost) point of star 1. The curly lock closest to the date barely misses the star point to the right of the innermost point of star 1 (magnification may be necessary to tell this; on BB-66, the curly lock touches not only the tip of the innermost point of star 1, but also the point to the right of it). On BB-63, star 1 points to the space between two denticles (on BB-66 it points to a denticle). A point of star 15 points to the middle of the drapery folds (on BB-66 it points to a spot high on the drapery folds). This obverse bears a close resemblance to the obverse of BB-66, and specimens should be compared to it. The R in LIBERTY shows beginning signs of failure at the lower right tip. Of the four 1796 obverses, this die was cut next to the last. <BR>Estimated Value $150,000 - 165,000.