1801 $1 B-3 BB-213 MS (PCGS# 40085)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4346
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Classic gunmetal-blue and gray toning on both sides of this high grade coin. The strike is sharp and the surfaces are free of any detracting marks. The obverse die was slightly misaligned from the reverse, so the left dentils are missing from that area, but extra long and extended on the right. This reverse die is interesting as all the T's in the legend are missing their right serif, as it had broken off the punch. The obverse does have the serif in LIBERTY so it must have been engraved at a different time. This broken T punch shows up again in 1802 on the B-6, BB-241 variety. Certainly in the top ten for the variety, and possibly in the top six for the Condition Census level as not many of these are known this well preserved.