1798 $1 Large Eagle MS (PCGS# 6873)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2208
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Large Eagle. BB-124, B-24. Rarity-2. Bowers Die State V. Pointed 9, Close Date. AU-58 (NGC). Struck from a shattered obverse die, this 1798 BB-124 Dollar may have been produced in 1799 immediately before examples of the 1799 BB-152 die marriage. Conditionally scarce at the threshold of full Mint State quality, this piece is untoned with near-complete luster in a softly frosted texture. The strike is soft over Liberty's bust and the upper-right reverse, but it is much bolder elsewhere. A few wispy obverse abrasions hardly detract, and the eye appeal is superior for a lightly circulated Dollar of this type.