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

2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1156

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Lot Description
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters XF45 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. Die State I, the usual state, identified by the complete hair curl drooping downward onto Liberty's forehead. The BB-61 die combination can be readily attributed by the single leaf under the D of UNITED, with TE in STATES close. Another identifier is the raised dotlike die flaw above the 1. The BB-61 die pairing is a nice collectible variety for the numismatist who wants an available early dollar without turning to the ubiquitous 1795 Flowing Hair B-5, BB-27 pieces. This BB-61 boasts excellent eye appeal, a product of attractive, unabraded pinkish-gray surfaces that show no singular marks. Good detailing appears throughout, save for the high points of the eagle's breast.
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