1796 $1 Large Date, Sm Letters MS (PCGS# 6861)

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

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Lot Description
1796 $1 Large Date, Small Letters Fine 12 NGC. B-5, BB-65, R.4. Die State II. Reiver State b. The usually seen die state with a break at the right top of I in AMERICA. The die break or "lump" at I approaches the border but does not join the adjacent C. This is the only 1796 die variety with a Large Date obverse. Deeply patinated with gray-brown and steel color. A few thin marks are noted near the chin but are unobtrusive beneath the dark toning. Ex: Evan Gale (2/2001); William Luebke Collection (Heritage, 1/2007), lot 4960.
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