1799 $1 Irregular Date-13 St MS (PCGS# 6880)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4337
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1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-15, BB-152. Rarity-3. BB Die State II. Irregular Date, 13-Star Reverse. AU-50 (PCGS). Generally light silver-gray with some deeper shades near the rims. This is the only reverse die to have been used in 1798 to strike coins, and is paired with the Irregular Date obverse where the two 9s are not harmonious as the first 9 is tilted too far to the left at the top. An average strike as a few of the reverse stars are shallow, but sharp enough on the obverse to bring up the curls. Average surfaces on balance. Identifiable by a short shallow scratch to the rim below the final curl.