1796 $1 Large Date, Sm Letters MS (PCGS# 6861)
The March 2012 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4111
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1796 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-5, BB-65. Rarity-2. BB Die State II. Large Date, Small Letters. EF-40 (PCGS). Gunmetal-gray throughout with a dash of blue in the fields in areas as well. Strong definition and separation of Liberty's curls and the eagle's breast feathers, which retain some definition. These areas are normally worn smooth after brief circulation. There is a dull scrape above Liberty's ribbon the rim at the left, and a tiny planchet flaw on the rim between the third and fourth star, and these are common to these early silver dollars. Early die state with the ever present die lump by the I of AMERICA of modest size.