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

2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando #1166

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Lot Description
1796 $1 Large Date, Small Letters AU55 PCGS. B-5, BB-65, R.2. Bowers-Borckardt Die State II-III. The sole 1796 Large Date die variety. An ambitious collector may someday attempt to acquire all the minor die states that show the steady expansion of the large die break from the I in AMERICA. On the present coin, the break occupies most of the space between the I and C but does not touch the C. This is a partly lustrous Choice AU Bust dollar with light cream-gray and caramel-gold patina. There are no consequential abrasions, and the eye appeal is exceptional for this popular early crown-sized type. Unlike many early dollars, the present piece shows no sign of adjustment marks. Population: 10 in 55, 6 finer (11/11).
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