1796 $1 Small Date, Lg Letters MS (PCGS# 6860)

2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction #1158

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1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU55 PCGS. CAC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. The 1796 Draped Bust dollar claims a mintage of 79,920 pieces, with six die varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the most available BB-61 variety, identified by the die dot above the 1 in the date and the large letters in the reverse legend. This attractive Choice AU specimen displays sharp details on the obverse design elements, with just a touch of softness on the eagle's breast on the reverse. The surfaces retain much original mint luster, with pleasing gold and blue-steel patina. Some additional spotty amber toning is present on the reverse. This variety is quite rare in AU grades. Population: 5 in 55, 3 finer (7/11). From The Oliver Collection.
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