1799/8 $1 B-2 BB-143 13 Stars MS (PCGS# 40066)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4333
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1799/8 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-2, BB-143. Rarity-4. BB Die State I. 13-Star Reverse. AU-55 (PCGS). Toned in rather deep gray with blue and russet accents when examined under a light. The strike is sharp enough to bring up the stars, curls and eagle's feathers. This die pairing is somewhat scarce compared with the other 1799/8 varieties, and especially so in such a high grade. Just missing the Condition Census by two grade points, and likely within the top 10 for this variety. Generally smooth surfaces when examined with natural nicks from handling. For identification there is a short scratch on the third feather up from the right side of the shield.