1799/8 $1 15 Reverse Stars MS (PCGS# 6883)

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    849
  • Grade:
    AU53
  • Price:
    $7,475.00
Lot Description
1799/8 $1 15 Stars Reverse, B-3, BB-141, R.3 AU53 PCGS. PCGS has incorrectly identified this piece as a 13 Stars Reverse variety. The reverse was blundered, with the engraver entering 15 stars above the eagle. Once the mistake was realized, he enlarged clouds 1 and 8 to cover the extra stars, perhaps explaining the labeling error, as only 13 stars are actually visible. A lovely example with natural lilac-gray toning over smooth, partially lustrous surfaces.
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