1795 $1 Centered Dr Bust MS (PCGS# 6858)

Summer FUN07

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1795 $1 Draped Bust, Centered AU50 NGC. B-15, BB-52, R.2. Bowers-Borckardt Die State IV, noted for its "jagged, vertically oriented lump" within Liberty's hair near the ribbon. B-14 and B-15 are the only two 1795 Draped Bust die varieties, and are historically significant as the first dies of the design type, which dominated the silver and copper denominations until John Reich's 1807 arrival. B-14 and B-15 receive separate entries in the Guide Book because the obverse device punch for the B-14 was entered too far to the left. The Bust device was correctly centered for B-15, the scarcer of the two marriages. This partly lustrous example has medium golden-brown and aqua toning. The eagle retains some breast feathers, and the stars have distinctive centers. The obverse has a couple of insignificant adjustment marks, as made, and moderate marks are noted on the back of the neck and above the D in UNITED.
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