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

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

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1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU58 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. Bowers-Borckardt Die State I. A magnificent example of the only collectible 1796 Large Letters Bolender variety. Mint luster rolls across the devices and fills the margins. Even the open fields display noticeable luster. Light wear is evident on the curls near the ear and on the eagle's breast and leg feathers. The chestnut-gold and sea-green toning is moderate and consistent with careful long-term album storage during the prior century. The reverse is remarkably devoid of contact, and the obverse is nearly as impressive, though the obverse center has a few minuscule triangular marks and both sides display a few delicate hairlines from a momentary encounter with early American commerce during the Washington administration.
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