1795 $1 Off-Center Dr Bust MS (PCGS# 96858)
The June 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 2431
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1795 Draped Bust Silver Dollar. BB-51, B-14. Rarity-3. Off-Center Bust. EF-40 (PCGS). OGH. The PCGS insert does not denote the Off-Center Bust <em>Guide Book </em>variety, and it also features the incorrect coin #6858. A richly original example with dominant medium-gray patina to both sides. Slightly bolder color is evident along the left-obverse border, and direct angles also call forth delicate lilac-blue and pale-apricot undertones throughout. Still partially lustrous despite having seen light circulation, this strong EF also features bold-to-sharp definition in most areas. Free of distracting abrasions, as well, with a small planchet flaw (as struck) that is out-of-the-way at the upper-right reverse rim. Worthy of a strong bid.