1799 $1 B-5 BB-157 MS (PCGS# 40049)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 3043
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Nice light silver and gold toning. Well struck with some luster still visible. A very attractive example in high grade. Pop 66.</B><BR><BR>On this well-known reverse, U in UNITED imperfect, the vertical element being cut off at the upper left side, taking with it the upper left serif; a defective punch was employed (used on three different dies to strike BB-157; BB-158, BB-159, BB-160, and BB-161; and BB-168). Leaf points almost under left side of upright of I in AMERICA. All six upper stars touch clouds, the two on right each having two points touching, and other four have one point touching (the star that is below clouds 2-3 nearly touches 3). Far right edge of A is over junction of clouds 3 and 4. Point of star touches point of lower part of eagle's beak; ray points directly to center of left upright of U in PLURIBUS. A touches third feather. The reverse is similar to the die used to coin BB-158 (PCGS # 6878) </B>. <BR>Estimated Value $8,000 - 10,000.