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

LB Signature Sale #408

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1799 $1 8x5 Stars AU50 PCGS. B-23, BB-159, R.3. This remarkable mispunching differs on the stars on both sides. Normally the left side has seven stars, not eight. The right side usually has six stars, not five. Bowers suggests the die sinker may have just finished cutting a die for the ten dollar, all of which have this 8x5 arrangement. This is a pleasing, well centered example that is brilliant throughout. The highpoints show just a trace of friction. There are no adjustment marks on this piece, and abrasions are limited to what one would normally expect for a coin that has seen 10 points of circulation.
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