1799 $1 B-12 BB-160 MS (PCGS# 40051)

The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-12a-b, BB-160. Rarity-3. BB Die State III-IV (intermediate die state). AU-58 (PCGS). The obverse and reverse are toned over in deep gunmetal-blue and gray with russet flashes when examined under a strong light. Clean surfaces too, and the strike is powerful in nature as Liberty shows such strong curl definition all the way to the top of her head. The eagle too is bold, with sharp breast, wing and tail feathers in abundance. No bumps or scratches warrant attention. Finely textured on Liberty's head from the die engraver, which induces stronger frost than commonly seen, a feature that is unique to this particular die. Thin die cracks from the date as noted by the intermediate die state.
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