1797 $1 10X6 Stars MS (PCGS# 6865)

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3816
  • Grade:
    AU58
  • Price:
    $19,550.00
Lot Description
1797 $1 10x6 Stars, Large Letters AU58 NGC. B-3, BB-71, R.3. Three 1797 silver dollar varieties are known, and each is listed in the Guide Book. This variety with the obverse stars arranged 10 x 6 is listed first in the Bowers-Borckardt reference, suggesting that it was minted before the other two. Several decades earlier, Bolender listed it last, implying that it was the final 1797 variety coined. Regardless of the actual emission sequence, the obvious eye appeal and originality of this pewter-gray, rose, and gold specimen is undisputed. Both sides are nicely defined with exceptional luster and satiny silver surfaces.
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