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

2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach #1206

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4603
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $12,925.00
Lot Description
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters, B-4, BB-61, R.3, AU50 PCGS. Bowers-Borckardt Die State I. The 1796 Draped Bust dollar claims a mintage of 72,920 pieces, with six different die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the BB-61 variety, with a "raised dot" die flaw above the 1 in the date and large letters in the reverse legend. The obverse die was used again to strike the BB-62 variety of the date, but this was the only use of the reverse die. The present coin is an attractive AU50 example, with well-detailed design elements that show just a trace of actual wear. The pleasing surfaces are remarkably free of large or distracting abrasions and retain some traces of original mint luster, under shades of lavender-gray and golden-brown toning. Population: 8 in 50, 13 finer (4/14).
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