1799/8 $1 13 Reverse Stars MS (PCGS# 6884)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 2374
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1799/8 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. B-1, BB-142. Rarity-4. BB Die State II. 13-Star Reverse. EF-45 (PCGS). Attractive old gunmetal-gray toning that is rather deep and shows areas with thick patina in the recesses of the design. The strike is sharp on all of Liberty's curls and the eagle's wing feathers, and this despite some rather dramatic die lumps, cracks and especially the failure of the die around the I of AMERICA where the die surface starts to collapse from some kind of structural defect in the die steel itself. One for the date, type or variety collector and popular for the bold overdate and high technical grade.