1802 $1 Wide Date MS (PCGS# 6896)

Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars

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1802 $1 Narrow Date MS63 NGC. B-6, BB-241, R.1. The missing right foot of the T in LIBERTY, the wider space between the 8 and 0 of the date, the 2 distant from the bust, and the spur protruding from the third cloud from the left confirm the variety. The Bowers-Borckardt reference gives an estimated population of 1,500 to 2,750 1802 BB-241 examples, saying it is more plentiful than all other varieties of 1802. They list 33 "Notable Specimens" (some of which the authors suggest are probably duplications), the highest grade being MS63. NGC has certified 43 examples of the variety, including eight Mint State coins: two MS62s, five MS63s, and one MS65. This highly attractive Select example displays pleasing luster and a medley of light golden-tan, orange-red, light green, and violet-gray patination. An impressive strike results in strong definition on the design features that are nicely centered on the planchet. Strong dentilation is apparent on both obverse and reverse, each of which is devoid of adjustment marks. A few trivial obverse marks likely preclude a higher grade. A great coin for the aficionado of early dollars. From The Queller Family Collection of Silver Dollars.
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