1797 $1 10X6 Stars MS (PCGS# 6865)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2204
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The brevity and conditionally challenging nature of the Small Eagle Draped Bust Dollar as a type are sure to result in considerable bidder interest in this lightly circulated 1797. Well defined in most areas, softness of detail is largely confined to a few isolated highpoints in and around the centers. The overall appearance is one of silver-gray patina, although closer inspection does reveal warmer russet and orange-apricot outlines to many of the devices. A few moderate-size abrasions are scattered about, none of which are all that significant in given the fact that this early Dollar saw appreciable circulation.