1798 $1 Small Eagle, 15 Stars MS (PCGS# 6868)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 1659
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Lightly toned, with a few nicks and marks on the face. Scarce variety. The year 1798 saw the number of obverse stars decreased from 16 (used in 1797) to 13, the number that remained in effect throughout the remainder of the series. An exception is provided by this BB-81, with 15 stars, an anachronism created by using a leftover undated die prepared in 1795 or early 1796 (before the 16-star format became standard following the admission of Tennessee to the Union), and dating it 1798 (PCGS # 6868) </B>. <BR>Estimated Value $4,000 - 5,000.