1799 $1 B-10 BB-163 MS (PCGS# 40054)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1038
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1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-163, B-10. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State III. Rarity-3. AU-58 (PCGS). Secure Holder. This is a handsome near-Mint survivor that retains overall sharp striking detail in the absence of all but light wear. Richly toned in a blend of silver-lavender, olive-charcoal and golden-apricot shades, the surfaces reveal ample remnants of original luster as the coin rotates under a light. With few abrasions in evidence, and none that are worthy of undue concern, the desirability of this coin for high-grade type or date purposes knows no bounds.