1798 $1 B-8 BB-125 MS (PCGS# 40042)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1023
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Large Eagle. BB-125, B-8. Rarity-2. Bowers Die State II. Pointed 9, 4 Berries. AU-53 (PCGS). Secure Holder. A readily attributable die marriage of the 1798 Large Eagle Draped Bust Dollar, B-8 is the only variety of the issue that exhibits only four berries on the reverse branch. Mostly evenly toned in light "old-silver" patina, the present example does possess highlights of warmer copper-rose color to isolated highpoints. A satin-to-semi-prooflike finish is clearly seen as the surfaces dip into a light. Boldly struck throughout, with no particularly worrisome abrasions at the lower reaches of AU. Popular <em>Guide Book </em>variety!