1798 $1 5 Stripes MS (PCGS# 6874)

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

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Lot Description
1798 $1 5 Stripes, Pointed 9 VG8 NGC. B-17, BB-101, R.5. This is the rare Guide Book variety called Pointed 9, 10 Arrows in that reference. The pointed 9, the five-line shield stripes (some visible), and line star pattern are sufficient to make the variety attribution -- but due to the level of remaining detail, we have attempted no die state determination. The obverse is much better-defined than the reverse, where some details at the center and right rim are faint or missing altogether. A large planchet defect, as made at the Mint, has created a fissure at the L in LIBERTY that extends to the reverse, above UN. A considerable dig is also noted above the arrows. This piece is still a respectable if lower-grade example of the rare BB-101 pairing.
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