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

2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago #1184

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1795 $1 Draped Bust, Off Center AU55 PCGS. B-14, BB-51. Bowers-Borckardt Die State I, the only state known. The central figure of Liberty was improperly centered, punched too far right in the die (too far left on the coin), leaving the open right obverse field on the resulting pieces. Star 1 touches a hair curl. The Small Eagle reverse is quickly attributed by the berry under the A in STATES. This Choice AU example is rather bright and shows generous mint luster remaining, powder-gray in the centers with some light iridescent hues near the rims. A nice example of this early Draped Bust, Small Eagle variety for type collectors.
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