1798 $1 Large Eagle MS (PCGS# 6873)

2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1152

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Lot Description
1798 $1 Large Eagle, Pointed 9 XF40 NGC. B-9, BB-121, R.4. The scarce BB-121 variety, the so-called "Amateur Diecutter's Reverse" recognized by a misaligned star 7 that disrupts the arc arrangement of the reverse stars. The present coin retains much original detail in the stars and bust, but the eagle's head is smooth, and some of the letters in the motto have faded. The pleasing surfaces are free of adjustment marks and display light gray patina. Like the plate coin in Bowers' Encyclopedia, this coin is struck off center, and the lower obverse denticles show signs of double striking.
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