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

2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction #1147

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3779
  • Grade:
    XF45
  • Price:
    $13,800.00
Lot Description
1796 $1 Small Date, Small Letters XF45 PCGS. B-1, BB-66, R.4. While there are three distinct Small Date, Small Letters die pairs, as opposed to two for Small Date, Large Letters and just one for Large Date, Small Letters, the various Small Date, Small Letters combinations are either very scarce or extremely rare. The B-1, BB-66 is in the "very scarce" category, and thanks to excellent preservation, an excellent example of the die pair. Considerable luster remains on each side, filtering through a thick layer of gold-gray, orange, blue, and violet patina. Aside from a small nick on the neck, the portrait is free of most distractions. For the Small Date, Small Letters type as a whole, Population: 24 in 45, 38 finer (10/10). From The Eagle Harbor Collection, Part Two.
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