1798 $1 10 Arrows MS (PCGS# 6876)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2209
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1798 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. Large Eagle. BB-107, B-21. Rarity-5. Bowers Die State II. Pointed 9, 10 Arrows. AU-58 (NGC). Both sides are richly patinated, the obverse in a charcoal-gray color and the reverse a bit lighter with more of a golden-gray hue. We further note a bold strike from a relatively well-centered impression, as well as an outwardly smooth "look" to the surfaces. A scarce die marriage of the issue, and a popular <em>Guide Book </em>variety with only 10 arrows in the cluster within the eagle's left (facing) talon.