1799 $1 MS (PCGS# 6878)


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1799 $1 7x6 Stars MS60 NGC. B-8, BB-165, R.3. The lower right corner of the N on the reverse shows an extraneous serif from an erroneous original punching; this feature is diagnostic for the reverse die and for the variety. This die pairing is scarce in an absolute sense, and as one might presume by its age, Mint State examples are highly elusive. Rich blue, sage, and violet-rose patina drapes the subtly lustrous surfaces of this representative. The overall level of detail is surprisingly strong, though the eagle's neck feathers are indistinct. The general visual appeal is far greater than the MS60 designation might suggest, though under magnification, a number of wispy abrasions appear. For all 7x6 Stars varieties, Census: 5 in 60, 73 finer (11/07).
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