1799 $1 Irregular Date-13 St MS (PCGS# 6880)

The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money

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    Stack's Bowers
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Lot Description
1799 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-15, BB-152. Rarity-3. BB Die State II. Irregular Date, 13-Star Reverse. EF-45 (PCGS). CAC. The Irregular Date, 13-Star Reverse <em>Guide Book </em>variety is not denoted on the PCGS insert. there are lighter silver hues on the uppermost devices that show wear, while the balance of the devices and fields are toned an attractive lilac-gray. One tiny rim tick is noted at the 3 o'clock position on the obverse for identification. This die combination is special, as it has the "Irregular Date" obverse where the first 9 in the date is high and tilts left at the top combined with the only reverse die that was used in 1798 now paired with this 1799 obverse. The reverse die is shattered as commonly seen, with several light to heavy cracks and the stem end is cracked down to the rim below as first seen when it produced 1798 silver dollars.
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