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

2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction- Pittsburgh #1160

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
  • Grade:
  • Price:
Lot Description
1799/8 $1 15 Stars Reverse AU55 NGC. B-3, BB-141, R.3. Bowers-Borckardt Die State IV. The reverse die is an engraver's blunder. Only 13 stars should have been entered, and the worker attempted to conceal the error by enlarging two of the clouds to cover the errant additional stars. However, points of the two stars emerge from the oversized clouds to reveal their location. This charming and problem-free Choice AU example has light golden toning and substantial mint luster. From The Christmas Lake Collection.
View the Original Auction