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

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1795 $1 Draped Bust, Centered AU58 NGC. B-15, BB-52, R.2. Die State IV. There are two distinct obverse dies for the 1795 Draped Bust Dollar. On this variety, the bust is well-centered on the obverse die and there is a noticeable, jagged die crack (lump) in Liberty's hair to the right of the ribbon. There is also a thin die break that runs from the D in UNITED, below the first S in STATES and down through the wreath. This die state appears to be one of the more common B-15s, as indicated in Q. David Bowers' Silver Dollars of the United States. Bowers reasons that the obverse die may have started to fail early in its life as the vast majority of pieces seen are from the flawed dies. Well struck, particularly over the obverse, a slight amount of weakness id detected on the eagle's breast and leg. Some diagonal adjustment marks are also seen at the base of the reverse. Each side is moderately toned with rose-gray hues in a moderate fashion, and abundant luster glimmers in the bold field areas. Several spot-like areas of charcoal color are seen at the upper portion of the reverse. From The Tillamook Collection.
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