1803 $1 B-6 BB-255 Large 3 MS (PCGS# 40101)

September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction

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Lot Description
Pleasing old time toning on both sides. An original toned Bust Dollar of the most advantageous order for a collector. Its high degree of natural toning consists mainly of medium gray with lighter accents on the high points of the design. The fields are spared the usual heavy handling marks, what's more, they are free of defects and impurity streaks. Highlighted by the nice toning are clear relief designs, meaning that this one was nicely struck, too, with just a small amount of weakness at the usual Achilles' heel on the a few central hair curls. Large 3 in the date. This is the final year of issue. At President Jefferson's instruction, the mint ceased minting Silver Dollars because of a mismatch in the metallic content versus the international value of silver at the time. The mismatch caused coins to be exported almost as soon as they left the Mint. <BR>Estimated Value $3,500 - 3,800. <I><BR>The Estate of Winthrop A. Haviland, Jr.</I>
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