1798 $1 Small Eagle, 13 Stars MS (PCGS# 6867)

2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    6989
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $18,400.00
Lot Description
1798 $1 Small Eagle, 13 Stars AU50 NGC. B-1, BB-82, R.2. Readily attributed by the die crack through the second T in STATES, although the break is not as advanced as sometimes seen. One of only two Small Eagle die marriages for this transitional year, while the other variety has 15 stars. The typical survivor grades VG to XF and it is rarely located above that grade range. The present example displays light to medium steel-gray color that tends to be less uniform on the reverse. The strike is reasonably well executed over the central devices, being only slightly deficient on Liberty's highest curls and on the eagle's breast feathers.
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