1798 $1 Small Eagle, 15 Stars MS (PCGS# 6868)

Denver Signature Sale #414

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3647
  • Grade:
    EF40
  • Price:
    $9,200.00
Lot Description
1798 $1 Small Eagle, 15 Stars XF40 PCGS. B-2, BB-81, R.3. This is the Small Letters reverse die that was the workhorse die for the series of Draped Bust, Small Eagle coinage. There are a total of 13 die varieties known for this series, struck from 1795 through 1798. In all, 10 obverse dies and seven reverse dies were utilized, including this reverse die that was used for six of the 13 varieties. Only one other reverse die was used for more than a single variety; the die of 1797 BB-73 and 1798 BB-82. Deeply toned with blue-gray and iridescent colors and with hints of luster in the protected areas. This is a pleasing example of the variety. From The Royal Oak Collection.
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