1798 $1 B-20 BB-102 MS (PCGS# 40019)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2365
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Heraldic Eagle. B-20, BB-102. Rarity-5. BB Die State IV. Pointed 9, Wide Date. AU-50 (NGC). Pale gold-gray iridescence at the centers with wisps of gold and violet toward the rims. Much satiny luster can be seen in the fields on both sides. Some mint-caused adjustment marks can be seen on Liberty's portrait. A tiny obverse rim bump is noted at 4:30. The reverse die state is advanced with a heavy break through I in AMERICA and rim cud at 6:00. Most design features are sharp, save for the tips of some the eagle's wing feathers. Q. David Bowers' roster of <em>notable specimens</em> consists of pieces ranging in grade from AU-58 down to VF-25. The Hesselgesser coin grades AU-58, the Queller coin grades AU-50, and F.C.C. Boyd's example grades AU-50. Bowers estimates a total population of just five to eight examples in the AU-50 to 58 range with none finer.