1799 $1 MS (PCGS# 6878)

2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    889
  • Grade:
    MS66
  • Price:
    $379,500.00
Lot Description
1799 $1 No Berries MS66 PCGS. B-11, BB-161, R.3. This stunning Premium Gem is extraordinary for its quality and aesthetic appeal. The surfaces exhibit soft, frosty silver luster on both sides, and are only disturbed by a few extremely small ticks on the obverse device, none that require individual discussion. Both sides are fully brilliant with ivory surfaces that are enhanced by champagne, pale yellow, and powder-blue color. The strike from the Mint's screw-press is sharp and nicely centered. Both sides have full and complete dentils around the entire circumference. On the obverse, each and every star is fully detailed and all of the fine hair strands are complete and sharp, even including the tiny secondary strands between the main locks. Like the obverse, all of the reverse design details are full and complete. All of the stars in the constellation are full including complete centers. This example clearly illustrates the smaller size of reverse star 1 at the left end of the top row, obviously the result of a shallow punch by the engraver when this die was created. Each and every feather in the eagle's wings are sharp and fully delineated, the breast feathers are complete and clear, and the tail feathers are fully present. Similarly, the leaves in the olive branch, the arrows to the left, and all of the shield lines are boldly defined. Strong peripheral flowlines on the reverse have begun to draw the tops of each letter toward the border. Another result of the sharp strike is the appearance of the die state details. Simply stated, the obverse is clashed and the reverse is cracked, but clearly more details are necessary. The obverse has prominent "waves" above the date, the result of clash marks from the clouds on the reverse. The left and right obverse fields clearly show clash marks from the eagle's wings, especially among some obverse stars. In addition, other clash marks can be seen from the eagle's tail feathers, the shield, the arrows, and the olive branch. O
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