1797 $1 B-1 BB-73 9X7 Lg Lt MS (PCGS# 40003)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1318
Grade: EF-45 9x7 Lg Lt
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Well struck and lightly toned. A few small marks in the field before Liberty. BB-73 shares an obverse with BB-72, with 16 stars, arranged 9 to the left and 7 to the right. Highest wave of hair, below upright of E, is lightly defined, probably due to insufficient depth of punching of the draped bust motif into the die. Prominent lump in field below star 9. The reverse with large letters style; 8 berries in left branch. Leaf ends under center of upright of E in STATES. Usually seen with broad borders, a feature more noticeable on the obverse, where the denticles are prominently featured. Together with BB-71, the BB-73 is one of the two most accessible varieties of the year, with possibly over 1,000 1797 BB-73 in existence. One of the more important Red Book "Types". Pop 1; 4 finer at PCGS for this variety</B>. <BR>Estimated Value $7,500 - 8,000.