1797 $1 B-1 BB-73 9X7 Lg Lt MS (PCGS# 40003)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4320
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1797 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-1, BB-73. Rarity-3. BB Die State I. Stars 9x7, Large Letters. AU-58 (PCGS). One of the finest known of this issue and a condition rarity at this grade level. The obverse and reverse are toned with a mottled blend of silver-gray with mottled gold and blue traces. The strike is average as the central detail is a trifle soft on Liberty's curls but sharp on the eagle. The breast feathers are generally intact and show considerable definition, an area which wears away after just days in circulation apparently as so few are known with this feature. The surfaces are pleasing too as there are minimal handling marks from circulation and no signs of adjustments. A prize for the early silver dollar specialist who demands quality.