1799/8 $1 B-2 BB-143 13 Stars MS (PCGS# 40066)

Pre-Long Beach

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Deep original russet and gray toning with luster visible. Like a gold-medallist, the obverse die that struck this got a good workout: used to strike BB-141 (1st use), BB-142 (2nd use), and BB-143 (relapped; 3rd use). 1799/8 BB-143 is the scarcest of the three overdate die varieties this year. Estimates are that 250 to 450 of this variety exist. This estimate, if accurate, makes BB-143 at least twice as elusive as BB-142 and about three times harder to find than BB-141. <I>Equally important, unlike BB-142, the 1799/8 BB-143 variety is usually seen in lower grades.</I> Most are Very Fine or less. Pop 2; none finer for the variety graded at NGC.</B> <BR>Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
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