1799 $1 B-18 BB-154 MS (PCGS# 40046)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1051
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1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-154, B-18. Rarity-4. Bowers Die State II. EF-45 (PCGS). Secure Holder. Richly toned, both sides are drenched in variegated shades of lavender-charcoal patina. Boldly defined despite the presence of overall light wear, the surfaces have also held up well in the area of abrasions, there being few in evidence on either side. This is a scarce, earlier die state for the variety with the diagnostic reverse crack (as struck) extending only from the border outside the letters ED in UNITED to the eagle's left (facing) wing. There are no other die cracks discernible on the reverse.