1799/8 $1 13 Reverse Stars MS (PCGS# 6884)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 947
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1799/8 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-141, B-3. Rarity-3. Bowers Die State III. 15-Star Reverse. AU-53 (NGC). CAC. A richly original piece with blended steel-gray and copper-gray patina. The strike is exceptionally sharp by early Dollar standards, especially on the obverse, and a lack of detracting abrasions is another impressive attribute. Of the three known die marriages of the 1799/8 Dollar, only BB-141 displays 15 stars on the reverse. The two extra stars are incomplete and protrude from the first and last clouds above the eagle's wings. Scarce in this grade, both for the type and the variety.