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

2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando #1172

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3813
  • Grade:
    AU58
  • Price:
    $17,250.00
Lot Description
1795 $1 Draped Bust, Off Center AU58 NGC. B-14, BB-51, R.2. NGC's records for the Off Center Draped Bust (called "Set Left" in their parlance) 1795 dollars show only a handful of recently certified AU58 and finer examples, though a pool of about three dozen unsorted Draped Bust 1795 dollars complicates efforts to come up with correct census figures. In any event, though, it is clear that the issue is a rarity as fine as this near-Mint representative. Deep rose-orange and gold overtones settle across rich gray surfaces that have a medium hue at the interiors and areas that come close to charcoal at the margins. Well-defined, though the tops of the letters at the left half of LIBERTY show weakness from an adjustment-marked area, with just a touch of friction on the highest design elements.
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