1799 $1 B-23 BB-159 8x5 Stars MS (PCGS# 40063)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2220
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1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-159, B-23. Rarity-4. Bowers Die State II. Stars 8x5. EF-45 (PCGS). CAC. One of nicest examples of the variety that we have handled in recent memory, this 1799 BB-159 Dollar is richly original with lovely charcoal-rose patina to both sides. Ample boldness of detail is also a praiseworthy, the strike nicely centered and otherwise well executed. Smooth surfaces at the Choice EF level are silent on the subject of detracting abrasions. This Blundered Obverse die variety of the 1799 is one of the most popular and eagerly sought among early Dollar specialists.