1798 $1 Wide Date MS (PCGS# 6877)

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

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Lot Description
1798 $1 Large Eagle, Pointed 9, Wide Date, B-23, BB-105, R.3, AU58 NGC. The top of the 8 is joined to the drapery, and the top row of reverse stars is well below the clouds. The B-23 die marriage is among the more available 1798 varieties, an excellent candidate for a date or type collection. An impressive near-Mint example with substantial luster beneath natural golden-brown patina, enhanced by pale blue and iridescent toning. Peripheral design elements are well struck, and the centers show only moderate incompleteness. This piece just misses the Condition Census for the variety, but probably still ranks among the top dozen known.
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