1797 $1 9X7 Stars, Small Letters MS (PCGS# 6866)

2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York #1162

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    Heritage Auctions
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Lot Description
1797 $1 9x7 Stars, Small Letters Fine 12 NGC. B-2, BB-72, R.4. From a reported mintage of just 7,776 pieces, the 1797 Draped Bust dollar is always in demand from series specialists. The BB-72 variety, with the Small Letters reverse, is the most elusive and sought-after die marriage of the year. This variety is listed on page 211 of the 2012 Guide Book, and carries a large premium mover the other two varieties of the date. The present coin shows a few pinscratches on the portrait. but the pleasing gray surfaces are otherwise lightly abraded. Much original detail remains intact, with the obverse showing more detail than the reverse.
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