1802 $1 B-6 BB-241 Narrow Date MS (PCGS# 40088)

Pre-Long Beach

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    Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Lot Description
Housed in NGC holder 1871269-008. Lovely light gold toning on both sides intersperced with dappled silvery gray color. The toning is more extensively developed over the reverse. Sparkling golden iridescence like this permeates this satiny Mint State beauty with a life of its own. Add a sky-scraping level of clear, defect-free surface plus bold, perfect rims, and the appeal is very tempting. BB-241 is noted for its close perfect date. There is a wide space between 8 and 0. The figure 2 is distant from bust. The right foot of T in LIBERTY missing. "This die must have been made about the same time as the reverse for 1801 BB-213," explains the Bowers encyclopedia, "which also displays broken T letters from the same punch." The obverse die was used to strike 1802 BB-241 only.<BR><BR>The venerable, hard-working Reverse A die was used to strike 1801 (intermediate state) BB-212; 1802/1 BB-231 (early state) and BB-232 (early state); 1802 BB-241 (slightly advanced intermediate state); and 1803 BB-253 (if it exists) and BB-254 (slightly advanced intermediate state), and BB-255 (terminal state). One of the few in the series that extends over three years. Mint States are few and far between, as indicated by the census: Pop 4; 1 in 65.</B> <BR>Estimated Value $30,000 - 40,000. <I><BR>Ex Dr. Hesselgesser.</I>
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