1798 $1 B-16 BB-110 MS (PCGS# 40027)
The March 2013 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 3021
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Heraldic Eagle. B-16, BB-110. Rarity-6. BB Die State II. Pointed 9, Wide Date. EF-45 (PCGS). Secure Holder. This die variety is one of the more difficult marriages to obtain from the Draped Bust dollar series. It is easy to identify as most of the known specimens exhibit a heavy die crack through the top three digits of the date to the rim below the first star. This crack is always seen in varying degrees of depth, with a couple of the latest strikes showing a cud break below the first star where a piece of the die was pushed well up from the surrounding die surface level. Smooth wear and pleasing surfaces, with light silver-gray dominating and colorful iridescence around the rims. One old scratch through OF serves to identify this high grade example of this popular rarity.