1798 $1 B-17 BB-101 5 Lines Pt 9 MS (PCGS# 40017)

The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Heraldic Eagle. B-17, BB-101. Rarity-5. BB Die State III. Pointed 9, 5 Vertical Lines, 10 Arrows. VF-35 ... One of the tougher varieties to find as this combination of a pointed 9 obverse with the five vertical shield lines is limited to this single die pair -- which happens to be the B-17, BB-101 variety offered here. The surfaces are toned with gunmetal-gray and blue, with flashes of lighter silver near the devices. Identifiable by a tiny edge nick between ES of STATES, another left of OF. Nice surfaces on balance with no adjustment marks and the normal circulation evidence. Nearly all of those known are later die state pieces, but at least one is known struck prior to the dies being lapped.
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