1799 $1 Irregular Date-15 St MS (PCGS# 6879)
The June 2011 Baltimore Auction
Lot Number: 4028
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1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-4, BB-153. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State II. Irregular Date, 15-Star Reverse. AU-53 (NGC). This is the terminal state of the obverse, the periphery shattered with numerous sharp cracks (as made) and the left border now also displaying incuse clashmarks (also as struck) from the reverse denticles. The overall strike is quite sharp despite the advanced state of the dies, however, and significant lack of detail is confined to a few isolated features (most notably the rightmost cloud on the reverse). Lightly toned in a silver-gold hue, and rather smooth with no significant abrasions. A strong candidate for inclusion in a high grade circulated type set, or else a lightly worn representative of this fascinating die marriage.