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

Jules Reiver Volume III

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1799 $1 Irregular Date, 13 Stars B-13, BB-151, R.5. XF45 NGC. Irregular date, first 9 high, leans left; Die flaws at two rightmost stars. Reiver die state a. Bowers-Borckardt die state II. This is the Reiver plate coin for the issue, both obverse and reverse. One of the scarcest of the 1799 varieties, few are found at this grade level, and perhaps two or three qualify in About Uncirculated and a half dozen or so in grades of Extremely Fine. Attractive medium gray with splashes of coppery-gold around the periphery. Scattered handling marks, but none are deep or distracting. An important coin for the specialist, and worthy of any top-notch variety collection. This reverse die was only used to coin this variety, although none reported have any significant die breaks, it was apparently retired nonetheless. Ex: Batchelder (March, 1968). Envelope Included.
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