1799/8 $1 15 Reverse Stars MS (PCGS# 6883)
Auctioneer: Ira & Larry Goldberg
Lot Number: 2803
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A hint of light toning. Well struck. A solid AU55 example in all regards. The toned surfaces are alight with originality, the strike is clear-cut, and the eye appeal is nothing short of exceptional. BB-141 is famous for having the last 9 in the date punched over previous 8, and definitive as such; the only overdate die of the year. Last 9 of date very close to bust. Stars very close together. Letters of LIBERTY are widely spaced. Die flaws at left base of E, under RT, and above R. The same obverse die was shared to coin BB-141, BB-142, and BB-143. This die was not used to strike 1798 dollars before it was overdated. The reverse is just as distinctive. Known as Reverse A, it displays 15 stars instead of 13; this is definitive, although to the untrained collector the two extra stars are not readily seen, at least at first. The two supernumerary stars are nearly lost in cloud 1 and cloud 8, and just the points show. A popular Red Book variety. Pop 3 6 finer; 3 in 58; 1 in 61; 1 in 62; 1 in 64.</B> <BR>Estimated Value $9,000 - 10,000.