1801 $1 B-3 BB-213 MS (PCGS# 40085)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1065
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The late die state of this piece is confirmed by the presence of a faint obverse die crack (as struck) to the left of the date and reverse clashmarks (also as made) from the date under some of the letters in the word STATES. The latter features are faint, yet discernible with patience and the aid of a loupe. Smoky, slightly mottled, lavender-charcoal patina adorns the obverse, while the reverse is more vivid with dominant steel-lavender and pinkish-apricot toning. With minimal highpoint wear and no singularly distracting abrasions, this is a conditionally scarce offering from the Large Eagle portion of the Draped Bust Silver Dollar series.