1799 $1 Obverse Stars 8x5 MS (PCGS# 6881)

2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    759
  • Grade:
    AU58
  • Price:
    $13,800.00
Lot Description
1799 $1 8x5 Stars AU58 NGC. B-23, BB-159, R.4. Die State II. This intermediate die state example has an intermittent die crack from the left top of E through the lower right curve of B and into the field below that letter. Although called a crack, it actually has the appearance of a series of tiny die chips. Although below the Condition Census for the variety, this is an exceptional example with nearly full satiny luster visible beneath light gold and sky blue toning. With eight stars crowded along the left obverse border and only five to the right, the B-23 is a popular engraving error and a major Guide Book variety. From The Bay State Collection, Part One.
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