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

2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando #1201

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    4834
  • Grade:
    XF40
  • Price:
    $2,585.00
Lot Description
1796 $1 Large Date, Small Letters -- Plugged -- NGC Details. XF. B-5, BB-65, R.2. Bowers Die State II. One of the myriad intermediate die states in the progression of the eventually huge die break from the I in AMERICA. Here, it has a potato shape and approaches the C but does not touch it. A hole has been carefully plugged at 12 o'clock, with the ER in LIBERTY re-engraved with considerable skill. The smoothing on the reverse exergue to conceal the plug is also fine work, and the casual collector might not detect the impairment. This cream-gray silver dollar is dull from a cleaning but displays substantial design definition.
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