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


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Lot Description
1796 $1 Small Date, Large Letters AU50 NGC. B-4, BB-61, R.3. The usual Die State I, with curl at Liberty's forehead slightly weakened but still complete. Essentially the only collectible Small Date, Large Letters variety for the year, since the B-6, BB-64 die pair rates as an R.8. The present example, lightly circulated yet fundamentally pleasing, shows strong underlying luster beneath rich rose-gold, blue, and violet patina. The strike is strong, and the coin's modest wear is largely concentrated at Liberty's cheek, her drapery, and the upper wings and central body of the eagle; these areas show light tan toning.
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