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

Denver Platinum Night

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5287
  • Grade:
    AU55
  • Price:
    $40,250.00
Lot Description
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU55 PCGS. B-4, BB-61, R.2. Die State III. This is the later die state, sometimes known as B-4a, with the top curl lapped and now completely separated from the rest of Liberty's hair. Perhaps as many as 25% of the total population are either Die State II or Die State III, based on the Bowers-Borckardt scheme. The obverse die, in this late state, was then used for the extremely rare B-3, BB-62 die marriage. This sharply struck example is aesthetically pleasing with slightly reflective fields and excellent luster. Aside from a few faint reverse adjustment marks, the overall surface quality is excellent. Not only is this example highly desirable for its quality, but also for its late die state. From The Royal Oak Collection.
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