1799 $1 MS (PCGS# 6878)

The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale

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    Bowers & Merena
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Lot Description
1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-158, B-16. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State III. MS-62 (NGC). Despite its status as one of the more readily obtainable die marriages of the 1799 Draped Bust Dollar, BB-158 is almost always offered in circulated grades. A Mint State coin is an important rarity, a fact that speaks volumes about the importance of this lot for the advanced early Dollar specialist or the high-grade type collector. Lustrous with a bright, satiny sheen to the surfaces, both sides are further adorned with speckled cobalt-blue and copper-rose iridescence. The strike is essentially full by the standards of the type, and significant abrasions are not seen. An impressive BU.
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