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

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

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1799 $1 Irregular Date, 13 Stars Reverse, B-15, BB-152, R.3 XF45 PCGS. This is the only die variety that pairs a 1799-dated obverse with a reverse die used to strike (two) die marriages dated 1798. The reverse die was used first to strike the 1798 B-25, BB-123 variety, followed by 1798 B-24, BB-124. Bowers termed this reverse die the "Blundered Stars Reverse," so-called as some of the reverse stars overlap the clouds. This is an attractive example whose surfaces show a layer of mottled original patina across each side. Well struck overall but localized weakness is noted on the upper right reverse stars, as usual, and on the eagle's head and breast feathers.
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