1799/8 $1 15 Reverse Stars MS (PCGS# 6883)
The November 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2216
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1799/8 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-141, B-3. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State III. 15-Stars Reverse. AU-55 (PCGS). Minimally patinated in silver-gold iridescence, more direct angles actually reveal an essentially brilliant coin. Wear is expectably light for the grade, and overall boldness of detail suggests a well-executed strike for this early Dollar. A bit scuffy from time spent in circulation, yet still revealing flickers of original luster in the protected areas around many of the devices. A popular die marriage, the 1799 B-3 combines the overdate obverse of the year with the distinct 15 stars reverse die.