1802/1 $1 Narrow Date MS (PCGS# 6898)

2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122

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1802/1 $1 Narrow Date VF35 NGC. B-4, BB-232, R.3. Apparently a large coinage was contemplated for 1801, a production that never materialized. There are five different obverse dies that were date 1801 but never used, and all five were overdated at the beginning of 1802 to create five different overdate varieties. After those five dies were used, it was only necessary to make two new normal date obverse dies to round out the coinage of 1802. Each of the five overdates are scarce, but none are major rarities. Add the two normal date varieties, and a collection of the seven different 1802 dollar varieties is a reachable goal. This attractive piece has medium gray surfaces, traces of luster, attractive iridescent toning, and few abrasions on the pleasing surfaces. From The Grand Lake Collection.
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