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

2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco #1198

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    10447
  • Grade:
    F15
  • Price:
    $3,818.75
Lot Description
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters Fine 15 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. Bowers-Borckardt Die State I. A dove-gray example with bronze undertones, this richly toned Small Eagle dollar is a nice, circulated representative of the Large Letters reverse coupled with the Small Date obverse. It is struck from an early state of the dies with Liberty's curls complete, before the dies were relapped. The 1796 Large Letters variety is considered to be more scarce than the Small Letters varieties, which is opposite from the situation with 1797 small eagle dollars, where the Small Letters reverse is more challenging to find. This attractive early dollar is well-detailed for the grade and displays strong, full rims.
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