1801 $1 B-2 BB-212 MS (PCGS# 40084)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1063
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1801 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-212, B-2. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State III. MS-63 (PCGS). Secure Holder. A major condition rarity among early Dollars, this 1801 BB-212 is among the finest known for both the issue and the die marriage. Both sides are fully Choice in quality with full, satiny mint luster peering through richly original toning as the coin rotates under a light. Warm copper-gray patina dominates the outward appearance, although vivid reddish-apricot and sea-green iridescence outlines many of the devices and comes to the fore at more direct angles. Bold-to-sharp in strike, and free of worrisome abrasions, a few trivial carbon flecks are all that we can offer as far as pedigree markers. An exceptional and highly important piece.