1802 $1 Wide Date MS (PCGS# 6896)


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1802 $1 Wide Date AU55 NGC. CAC. B-5, BB-242, R.5. Along with B-9, B-5 is the rarest business strike 1802 dollar. Aside from the uncollectible novodel proof, B-5 is the most valuable variety of the date. This is because it receives its own Guide Book listing, as the 'Wide Normal Date.' B-2, B-3, and B-9 also have wide dates, but those three marriages are 1802/1 overdates. Rich golden-brown, olive-green, dove-gray, and powder-blue toning embraces this well defined and partly lustrous Choice AU dollar. The surfaces are smooth aside from faint marks on the right obverse field. Neither major grading service has certified an Uncirculated example, which clarifies the importance of the present piece. Census: 2 in 55, 0 finer (11/08). Ex: Auction '86 (RARCOA, 7/1986), lot 736. From The Deb-Ann Collection.
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