1796 $1 Large Date, Sm Letters MS (PCGS# 6861)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1635
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A hint of light brownish gray toning on both sides that is deepest in the recessed areas around the legends, date, and stars. Pop 4; 15 finer.(PCGS # 6861) </B>. <BR><BR>The "large" size of the date is not immediately obvious, but upon study, the digits are indeed slightly larger, and are in the numeral size used the following year, 1797. The 6 in date plainly shows it was double punched; this is visible at the underside of the top of the 6 and the upper inside of the bottom loop. Stars at right are very closely spaced and touch or nearly touch their neighboring stars. Highest wave of hair is below upright of E and is very indistinct, probably due to very light relapping.<BR><BR>As the numerals bear a close relationship to those used in 1797, this obverse die was probably the final die cut in the 1796 year. Further, the lower right tip of R in LIBERTY is broken; the latest state of any of the four 1796 obverses. Obverse die used to strike 1796 BB-65 only. <BR>Estimated Value $10,000 - 12,000.