1798 $1 Knob 9 MS (PCGS# 6875)

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1798 $1 Large Eagle XF45 NGC. B-3, BB-94, R.5. This coin should see strong demand from die variety specialists as most consider it to be a Rarity-5 die marriage. It is also an example of the short-lived "Knob 9" dated obverse die, which is listed in The Redbook. This obverse die was used twice previously to strike 1798 B-4, BB-92 and 1798 B-5, BB-93. The reverse die will later be used to strike two additional varieties, 1798 B-7, BB-95 and 1798 B-20, BB-102. Most of the surviving examples of this variety are found in grades lower than the XF45 example offered here. This coin displays considerable luster for the grade. A few faint adjustment marks can be seen on the obverse under magnification. There is a light scratch on the reverse eagle that touches the eagle's head, right wing, and shield. The surfaces show light to medium gray and gold toning on each side. From the Albany Collection.
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