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

2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1156

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3854
  • Grade:
    VF35
  • Price:
    $4,313.00
Lot Description
1799 $1 8x5 Stars VF35 NGC. B-23, BB-159, R.4. The 1799 Draped Bust dollar boasts the largest mintage of the series, at 423,514 pieces. Twenty two die varieties are known for the date, including the BB-159 variety, with the obverse stars arranged in an 8x5 configuration. This variety is so distinctive that it merits its own listing in the Guide Book and sells for a significant premium over all other 1799 varieties. The present coin shows light-to-moderate wear on the devices, with smooth, problem-free fields. The surfaces display a pleasing gray patina, with highlights of blue and gold.
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