1795 $1 Off-Center Dr Bust MS (PCGS# 96858)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4314
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This is a high grade example for the collector, and a variety which is scarce at this lofty grade level. The strike is particularly sharp as Liberty's curls really stand out as well as the eagle's breast feathers. Toned a mix of gunmetal-tan and gray, with flashes of lighter golden iridescence near the rims. Various adjustment marks reside on the reverse, some think but most are thin, cris crossing over that side. Two toning specks will identify this piece, one on the right leg of the eagle, the other above his right wing. This die pairing is believed to have been the first appearance of the Draped Bust design which combined with the launching of the Small Eagle reverse, today both are classic early Federal designs and highly sought after.