1798 $1 Wide Date MS (PCGS# 6877)

2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    5076
  • Grade:
    AU55
  • Price:
    $6,756.00
Lot Description
1798 $1 Large Eagle AU55 NGC. B-20, BB-102, R.5. Die State II. In his 1992 Silver Dollar Encyclopedia, Bowers wrote concerning BB-102, "A review of auction appearances demonstrates that here is variety for which EF and AU are remarkable grades. Exactly why 1798 BB-102 should be so elusive in any grade above VF is one of those mysteries that makes collecting early dollars so interesting." The present partly lustrous piece displays lovely olive, golden-brown, and charcoal borders that frame the battleship-gray centers. Unpleasant marks are not to be found. Peripheral elements are well struck, while moderate softness of strike is found on the curls near the ear and on the central reverse.
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