1795 $1 Off-Center Dr Bust MS (PCGS# 96858)

2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    2311
  • Grade:
    AU50
  • Price:
    $14,950.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Draped Bust, Off Center AU50 PCGS. B-14, BB-51, R.2. A pleasing stone-gray example that has faint vertical obverse streaks of charcoal-gray toning. Luster beckons from the hair, wings, wreath, clouds, stars, and legends. Examination beneath a glass fails to locate any distracting marks. Bolender-14 is believed to be the first Draped Bust die marriage, since the bust punch was entered off center, an engraving blunder not made on the subsequent B-15. Partly lustrous examples of this first year large silver type are coveted by early American numismatists. Population: 5 in 50, 32 finer (2/09).
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