1798 $1 Large Eagle MS (PCGS# 6873)

2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach #1174

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Lot Description
1798 $1 Large Eagle, Pointed 9 AU58 NGC. CAC. B-27, BB-113, R.2. This is the first use of a "workhorse" obverse die that outlasted six reverse dies before its final use with a seventh reverse, used for BB-113 through BB-119. The obverse die on this example is perfect with no trace of a crack from the rim to the 9, and the reverse die has a delicate crack from the border over ES to OF, the wing tip, and the first A in AMERICA. The central obverse and reverse of this lustrous near-Mint dollar are toned in gold, slightly deeper on the reverse, with lovely peripheral violet and blue. A splendid aesthetic presentation. From The Fred Yee Collection.
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