1796 $1 Small Date, Sm Letters MS (PCGS# 6859)

Pre-Long Beach

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    Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Lot Description
We note an old scratch in the obverse field before Liberty's mouth. Attractive delicate pinkish-grey toning that deepens just slightly around the devices on both sides.<BR><BR>On this variety, there is a small wide date; all of the figures of date evenly spaced wide apart. 6 leans to the left. Highest wave of hair under serif at left bottom of E; second highest wave under upright of R. End of hair tress touches only one (the innermost) point of star 1. This reverse first used on 1795 BB-51. Small eagle, small letters in legend. Eagle stands on clouds. Wreath is composed of a palm branch (right) and olive branch (left), the latter with seven berries. A short, prominent die scratch extends up to left from tip of right, inside leaf below (observer's) left wing. Berry under A of STA TES; a quick way to identify this reverse. Weakly detailed at center (PCGS # 6859) </B>. <BR>Estimated Value $4,500 - 5,000.
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