1798 $1 B-15 BB-112 MS (PCGS# 40029)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1028
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Large Eagle. BB-112, B-15a. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State III. Pointed 9, Wide Date. AU-50 (PCGS). A deeply toned piece, both sides are veiled in rich charcoal-copper patina that lightens just a tad in the open fields and over the devices. Soft striking detail in the centers is typical of a late die state example of the 1798 B-15 variety, and ample boldness of detail is evident toward the borders in the absence of all but light wear. Curiously smooth for the grade, we see no outwardly distracting abrasions to either side.