1797 $1 B-2 BB-72 9X7 Sm Lt MS (PCGS# 40005)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4321
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This incredible quality example of this elusive die pairing is one of the top half dozen known in terms of wear. The obverse shows the usual sharp strike, with the stars and most of Liberty's curls brought up well. The surfaces are attractive, with some prooflike reflectivity remaining in the fields. Golden-silver hues dominate with patches of teal and blue splashed over both sides. Free of adjustment marks or rim problems, and the surfaces are enticing for their general quality. Identifiable by a couple of minor scuffs on the eagle's neck and into the right field nearby, and one on his left thigh. An important offering of a rare and sought-after coin.