1800 $1 MS (PCGS# 6887)
The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 1056
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Satiny luster is full and a bit more vibrant on the obverse, but only because that side of the coin is untoned apart from the lightest silvery tinting. For the reverse we note warmer patination in a blend of olive-apricot and silver-lavender hues. Bold-to-sharp in strike, and nicely executed in this regard by the standards of the type, with an uncommon lack of distracting abrasions for an early Dollar at the lower reaches of Mint State.<br /> A scarcer die pairing of the 1800 Draped Bust Silver Dollar, BB-188 has an extant population of perhaps only 150-275 coins in all grades. Only a pair of Uncs were known to Bowers when his Silver Dollar Encyclopedia went to print in 1993, this fact confirming the present MS-62 as one of the finest-known survivors of the variety.