1798 $1 Large Eagle MS (PCGS# 6873)

2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction #1154

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Lot Description
1798 $1 Large Eagle, Pointed 9 XF40 NGC. B-15, BB-112, R.3. Bowers Die State II. A fascinating coin that will appeal to the error enthusiasts as much as to the early dollar specialists. Stars 6 and 7, as well as LI in LIBERTY are absent on the obverse, with all but the first and last letters of UNITED on the reverse missing. The missing design details are the result of improper metal flow. The coin was struck on an attenuated planchet, and the resulting anomaly is not to be confused with postmint damage. NGC agreed and certified this piece as XF40, an accurate determination in our opinion. Medium gray toning reveals subtle hues of rose and gold when viewed at various angles. A couple of small rim ticks on the reverse at 12 o'clock are the only problems that are worthy of mention.
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