1799 $1 B-5 BB-157 MS (PCGS# 40049)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2377
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1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-5, BB-157. Rarity-2. BB Die State III. AU-58 (NGC). Flashy and bright with the fields showing a degree of reflectivity while the devices are more satiny. Bright silver dominates both sides save for a dash of deep russet-gray splashed around parts of the obverse periphery while the reverse has a blush of light russet around that rim. Sharply struck on all the devices and a middle die state where the cracks on the reverse have formed but are not thick. Impressive quality for the date or variety collector and a coin which scarcely circulated at all before being saved.