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

2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    1562
  • Grade:
    AU53
  • Price:
    $6,900.00
Lot Description
1799 $1 8x5 Stars AU53 PCGS. B-23, BB-159, R.4. Bowers-Borckardt Die State II. Throughout the entire early silver dollar series, this is the only die variety with the stars arranged eight left and five right. It is a major Guide Book variety, highly desired by specialists and general collectors alike. The present example exhibits deep forest-green and dove-gray patina. Liberty's cheek and the hair above the ear display wear, but luster glimmers beneath the rich toning. No marks are obtrusive, and a subtle spot between the RI in AMERICA merits only passing mention. Population: 2 in 53, 4 finer (1/09). Ex: Charlotte ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2007), lot 891, which realized $10,350.
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