1798 $1 Wide Date MS (PCGS# 6877)

2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132

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Lot Description
1798 $1 Large Eagle, Wide Date, Pointed 9 AU53 NGC. B-20, BB-102, R.5. Die State IV with a cud at 6 o'clock on the reverse and a heavy die break beneath the right scroll end. The condition of the reverse die undoubtedly contributes to the rarity of B-20. Bowers estimates only 75 to 125 survivors across all grades, only 2 to 4 pieces in AU, and none in Mint State. This is a splendid Heraldic Eagle dollar without the scratches or rim marks that so often accompany examples of the series. The high points are slate-gray, and contrast mildly with the pearl-gray fields and deep blue-gray borders. Expect stiff competition for this better variety example.
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