1798 $1 B-1 BB-82 Small Eagle 13 Stars MS (PCGS# 40006)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4324
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Small Eagle. B-1a, BB-82. Rarity-3. BB Die State III. 13 Stars on Obverse. AU-50 (PCGS). Gunmetal-blue and gray toning. There is a dash of luster in the protected areas. The surfaces are attractive. The strike is sharp on Liberty's curls but a bit soft on the eagle's wings. Usual die cracks in the reverse legend, but this is a much higher technical grade than often found. The Small Eagle design was only used on two dies of 1798, and both are scarce and represent major type varieties for collectors to obtain.